Loss of sensitive personal data.
An unencrypted iMac and paper records were found by a member of the public in a skip being used to cleanse a decommissioned and vacant property that had previously been part of a complex previously owned by the data controller.
Undertaking issued to ensure that the data controller will demonstrate adherence to the action plans to deal with the issue that it has presented to the data commissioner and that it will honour its invitation for the ICO to conduct a data protection audit.
Reason for action
Although the Data Controller demonstrated plans to deal with the breach, the iMac had been missing since 2003 and was unencrypted and any member of the public would have been able to remove the data contained on it.
21 November 2011.
View PDF of the London Borough of Southwark Undertaking (Via ICO Website)
View PDF of the London Borough of Southwark Undertaking (Breach Watch Archive)