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22/06/2011

SCC: Beware of BCC

Filed under: Local Government,Privacy — lenand @ 2:27 pm
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Recently Surrey County Council was fined £120k for breaching the Data Protection Act. One of the reasons was that the word “Transport” was put into the Blind Copy field on an email – in error for the subject line.
Unfortunately, Transport was also the name of a list with all sorts of people, none of whom were the intended recipients of personal confidential data.

Let this be a warning for all.

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