Loss sensitive of personal data.
A filing cabinet containing paper records referring to the personal details of 84 individuals undergoing Drug Rehabilitation Requirements was lost during an office move.
Undertaking issued to ensure that the physical security of personal data be ensured, especially during transit. All staff must be made aware of the data controller’s policy for the storage of personal data and be trained to follow it.
Reason for action
A building contractor was employed to transport a number of cabinets to the new sit and insufficient organisational measures were made to prevent cabinets containing data for transfer from being mixed with obsolete cabinets to be disposed of.
9 July 2009