WGPlus (Archive)

Less haste, more care, fewer fines
Details of 2,000+ residents published online, a £70,000 penalty and an ‘extremely sorry’ local council.  That was the result of Islington Council being a little more transparent than it had intended, providing a freedom of information requestor with spreadsheets they didn’t realise included sensitive personal data.  That’s prompted the guidance the ICO has recently published: How to disclose information safelyremoving personal data from information requests & datasets.

ICO:  ‘Now you don’t see it, now you do’ – the dangers of hidden data

ICO:  How to disclose information safely – removing personal data from information requests and datasets

The State of Cybersecurity in 2023