Scottish Borders Council fined £250,000 for losing employee data

Scottish Borders Council was fined £250,000 after employee pension records were found dumped in a supermarket car park.  The incident occurred in September 2011 when 676 files relating to SBC’s Local Government Pension Scheme were recovered from the recycling bank.

A year later, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined the Council which paid immediately in order to receive a 20% discount but appealed against the scale of the Information ICO’s penalty.

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