Ms Phillimore, a barrister


Loss of sensitive personal information.

How much

“A sizeable quantity”


Theft of two hard copy folders of case files from her car.



Regulatory action

Undertaking issued to ensure that appropriate physical security measures are taken to protect physical data – in particular data must not be left outside the chambers overnight.

Reason for action

The data should never have been disposed of in a skip. The data controller had a written contract with a third party for the disposal of confidential waste, but on this occasion there was confusion as to the confidential nature of the waste.


23 March 2011.


View PDF of Ms Phillimore’s Undertaking (Via ICO Website)

View PDF of Ms Phillimore’s Undertaking (Breach Watch Archive)