The Lancaster Constabulary

Breach details

What Loss of sensitive personal data.
How much “Several” records.
When 17 July 2011
Why xxx.

Regulatory action

Regulator ICO
Action Monetary penalty of £ 70,000
Undertaking issued to ensure that hard copy documentation contains the minimum amount of personal data necessary and is only taken out of the station when absolutely necessary. A written policy detailing these responsibilities must be produced and staff must be trained in these policies.
When 14 March 2012

Why the regulator acted

Breach of act Report lost and printed in a newspaper. Inappropriate organisational and technical measures.
Known or should have known Policies in place marked such data as highly sensitive, but no policies were in place to cover security outside of the station.
Likely to cause damage or distress Report related to vulnerable children and sex crimes.