ICO statement on historical society data breach

Published on: 11th November 2016
By PYXI GDPR Team


The ICO has fined a historical society after a laptop containing sensitive personal data was stolen whilst a member of staff was working away from the office. The laptop, which wasn’t encrypted, contained the details of people who had donated artefacts to the society. An ICO investigation found the organisation had no policies or procedures around homeworking, encryption and mobile devices which resulted in a breach of data protection law.

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PYXI GDPR Team: 11th Nov 2016 11:39:00