Immigration Advisory Service

Loss of personal data

How much
A number of records.

Items of personal information relating to a case before the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal were recovered from refuse bins used by the Birmingham office the data controller.


Regulatory action
Undertaking issued to ensure that clear policies and procedures are in place to cover the disposal of waste containing personal information. Adequate and relevant data protection training must be given to all staff. A review of the processing of personal information is to undertaken to ensure that it is carried out in line with the data protection principles.

Reason for action
The ICO had received a complaint about the data controller’s breach of the Seventh Data Protection Principle.

9 February 2007

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