Data Protection Breach

Rossell Conner made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

I write in regard to a recent article on the satirical website 'Wirral Leaks'.

The article alleges that council documents containing personal data were found, by a member of the public, in the area near Guinea Gap lesiure centre.

It would appear that the article is accurate in its content, by virtue of the fact that the same website gave details of an email acknowledging this loss of data, sent by the Council.

It is my understanding that, in relation to breaches of data protection, the "Information Commissioner believes serious breaches should be brought to the attention of his Office. The nature of the breach or loss can then be considered together with whether the data controller is properly meeting his responsibilities under the DPA"

Given this expectation of the ICO, I would be grateful if you would confirm that WBC has referred the matter of the loss of this information, to the ICO?

Thanking you in advance

Yours faithfully,

Rossell Conner.

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Conner


In response to your Freedom of Information request, Wirral Council can
confirm that the Information Commissioner's Office has been informed.


Yours sincerely



Lynette Paterson

Senior Information Management Officer

Records and Information Management

Legal Services

Transformation and Resources

Wallasey Town Hall

Brighton Street



CH44 8ED 

Tel: 0151 691 8201

[Wirral Borough Council request email]





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