Loss of sensitive personal data.
A briefcase, containing documents to be used for initiating court proceedings, was stolen from a social worker’s house during a burglary.
Undertaking issued to ensure that existing policies should be amended to include detailed guidance relating to the security of paper documents whilst home working and that staff receive sufficient training and follow these guidelines.
Reason for action
While the social worker had asked for, and received, permission from his manager to take the documents home with him, policies had been put in place to train staff in how to secure documents outside of the office. While the manager had received this training, the social worker had not.
17 Apr 2012