Council hit with £250,000 fine for dumped bank files
DUMPING bank records of former employees in a supermarket car park recycling bin has cost Scottish Borders Council £250,000.
More than 600 pension records were found sticking out of recycle bank last year by an eagle-eyed shopper.
Following an enquiry by the Information Commissioner, the local authority was this week slapped with quarter-of-a-million pounds civil penalty.
Council Chief Executive Tracey Logan said: "It is very disappointing to receive such a high monetary penalty from the ICO especially in the current economic climate."
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Sep 11, 20:00
Dear Tracey Logan
It's very disappointing that your authority chose to show such a high disregard for presonal information, I have no sympathy that your authority has had to be punished.
It is a shame that the actions of your authority are now leading to the Borders public having to miss out on £250,000 worth of roads improvments, or school improvments etc because you failed to adhere to the law.
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Sep 11, 20:45
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