Apr 5, 2019

Newham Council fined £145,000 over gangs list leak

A London council has been fined after a Met Police list containing names of suspected gang members ended up in the hands of rival gangs. The unredacted list, which included addresses of 203 alleged gang members, was leaked after being emailed to others by a Newham Council worker. The Information Commissioner's Office fined the borough £145,000 for disclosing personal details of people on the list. In January 2017, the council worker sent a copy of the list in an email to 44 recipients including the council's Youth Offending Team and other external organisations. Newham Council said that following that review it had made changes "To ensure all data is protected" and apologised to Corey's mother "For the profoundly regretful data breach."

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