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Re: The answer my friend is blowing in the wind!

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"Baines, Jonathan" <[log in to unmask]>

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Baines, Jonathan

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Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:26:17 +0100

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The first reader comment on this article suggests the paper might have published a photo of the documents showing names and addresses!



http://m.thestar.co.uk/news/health/secret-medical-papers-left-in-sheffield-street-1-4916157









On 12 Sep 2012, at 10:23, "Chris Pounder" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:



Published on Wednesday 12 September 2012 06:06

SHEFFIELD Council could be fined up to half a million pounds for breach of the Data Protection Act after confidential paperwork about mental health patients was found ‘blowing around’ a city centre street.

The extent of the punishment the authority could face was revealed by Peter Wright, a data protection lawyer at Taylor Bracewell, based at Fountain Precinct, Sheffield.

He said: “Under the law, the council has to report the incident for investigation by the Information Commissioner who can then levy a fine of up to £500,000.

“This kind of incident is on the increase, particularly involving councils, and there have been some quite stiff fines handed out recently.”

Coun Shaffaq Mohammed, leader of Sheffield Council’s opposition Lib Dem group, said: “Clearly a full and thorough investigation is needed after such a shocking breach of personal trust.

“A number of vulnerable people have been seriously let down and it’s vital that an incident like this is never

News



9 new results for Data Protection









Threat of massive fine over Sheffield council data breach<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.thestar.co.uk/community/threat-of-massive-fine-over-sheffield-council-data-breach-1-4918713&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgAIAAoATAAOABAtI3BggVIAVAAWABiBWVuLUdC&cd=MTTfmh6_yfc&usg=AFQjCNGZS6SCb9sGyuEGBCBGYLqJpRkOXQ>

The Star

SHEFFIELD Council could be fined up to half a million pounds for breach of the Data Protection Act after confidential paperwork about mental health patients was found 'blowing around' a city centre street. The extent of the punishment the authority ...

See all stories on this topic »<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://news.google.co.uk/news/story%3Fncl%3Dhttp://www.thestar.co.uk/community/threat-of-massive-fine-over-sheffield-council-data-breach-1-4918713%26hl%3Den%26geo%3Duk&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgAIAAoBjAAOABAtI3BggVIAVAAWABiBWVuLUdC&cd=MTTfmh6_yfc&usg=AFQjCNGnQ4oZ-NZQZOlEeN9cduRwVvOvTw>



[http://nt2.ggpht.com/news/tbn/Li-gjj6bunkJ]<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.thestar.co.uk/community/threat-of-massive-fine-over-sheffield-council-data-breach-1-4918713&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgAIAAoAjAAOABAtI3BggVIAVAAWABiBWVuLUdC&cd=MTTfmh6_yfc&usg=AFQjCNGZS6SCb9sGyuEGBCBGYLqJpRkOXQ>

The Star<http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.thestar.co.uk/community/threat-of-massive-fine-over-sheffield-council-data-breach-1-4918713&ct=ga&cad=CAEQAhgAIAAoAzAAOABAtI3BggVIAVAAWABiBWVuLUdC&cd=MTTfmh6_yfc&usg=AFQjCNGZS6SCb9sGyuEGBCBGYLqJpRkOXQ>







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