Revealed: How the police lost your personal data

A document published by the Metropolitan Police this week lists every accidental loss of personal data that has been recorded since 2009.

The data they have lost includes names, addresses, court details and details about people’s criminal offences. Data has also included information about the race, sexuality and disabilities of Metropolitan Police staff.

Ways in which the data was lost included:

  • “Waste sack split, spilling Restricted waste into street”
  • “Misdirected documents – sent to incorrect individuals”
  • “Box of paperwork found in street”
  • “Unredacted FoI request sent in error”

Altogether, the personal data of at least 113 people was “lost”.

View the document here:

http://www.met.police.uk/foi/pdfs/disclosure_2011/july/2011060000530.pdf

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