Loss of personal data
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.
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
View PDF of the Immigration Advisory Service Undertaking (Breach Watch Archive)