Loss of personal data
Items of personal information were recovered from refuse bins used by the Oldham of Nationwide, including a personal financial review in respect of two individuals and a customer information document.
Undertaking issued to ensure that clear policies and procedures are in place to cover the disposal of waste containing personal information. A review program to monitor compliance must be devised and implemented by Nationwide. Adequate and relevant data protection training must be given to all staff.
Reason for action
The ICO had received a complaint about the data controller’s breach of the Seventh Data Protection Principle.
20 February 2007
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