Sunday, 29 July 2012

Another Labour Disaster: Details about sexuality and other private data on Internet

Another Labour Disaster: Confidential Information was published on Internet by an incompetent Labour Authority. The report on the case is published by the Daily Telegraph. The question I want to ask: why do public officials have to ask individuals about their sexuality? How is this relevant for the general public? What is the point? An administration obsessed with political correctness is putting lives in danger.

Islington Council in north London has published personal information, including the sexuality, of almost 2,500 residents online.

The latest mix-up happened as they responded to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request on the website What Do They Know?

Town hall officers managed to leak the names, addresses, relationship status, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual preferences of 2,400 people re-housed by the council.

The highly-sensitive dossier of supremely private information was freely accessible to the public for a full 19 days…

It comes just days after the Names and addresses of 51 residents were given to suspected drug dealers on Andover Estate in Holloway in another embarrassing slip-up…

Cllr Terry Stacey, leader of Islington’s Lib Dem opposition, said: “This comes less than a week after we were reassured by the Labour leadership after supposedly thorough audits of data protection at the council that everything was OK and this couldn’t happen again.

“How wrong it seems they were. This is yet another data disaster.”

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