UK: Huge data breach at Southend-on-Sea City Council

Details of over 2,000 staff and councillors have been made public in a council data breach. Southend-on-Sea City Council could face six-figure fines for the mistake. The information disclosed included names, addresses and National Insurance numbers. The council leader has apologised and said that all those affected would be contacted and offered advice and support. The breach followed a Freedom of Information request in May.

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Source: BBC News