Hertfordshire County Council

Breach details

What Loss of highly sensitive personal information by fax.
How much 47 records.
When 11 June 2010
Why Two faxes were sent to the wrong recipients.

Regulatory action

Regulator ICO
Action Monetary penalty of £ 100,000
When 22 November 2010

Why the regulator acted

Breach of act Faxes sent to the wrong recipient.
Inappropriate organisational and technical measures.
Known or should have known The ICOs advice on faxing protocols after the first incident were ignored, but the risk had been made clear.
Likely to cause damage or distress Data relating to vulnerable children.