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Charity fined £70,000 for mishandling data

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A charity has been fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a serious breach of the Data Protection Act 1998. A social worker employed by the Norwood charity left sensitive documents concerning four young children outside the home of prospective adoptive parents. The breach was deemed grave enough to warrant the first fine ever issued by the ICO to a charity.

Our checklist highlights the key legal obligations that a business should consider when dealing with personal data about customers, suppliers, employees or any other individual who may be encountered during the course of business.

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