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88 Privacy Breaches to Beware Of by Lyn Boxall, William Hioe, Kevin Shepherdson

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illustration 65 Mishandling physical documents containing personal data can get you into trouble

Have you lost, misplaced or accidentally exposed any physical documents containing personal data – especially those with sensitive information? If UK’s data protection law is anything to go by, you too could be prosecuted under the local data protection law.

Case #1: Sensitive documents left behind in a plastic shopping bag on a train

A monetary penalty was served to the London Borough of Lewisham after a social worker left sensitive documents in a plastic shopping bag on a train, after taking them home to work on. The files, which were later recovered from the ...

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