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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Stoke-on-Trent Council £120,000 after sensitive personal information was e-mailed to the incorrect recipient, Publicservice.co.uk reports. The council failed to resolve issues raised by an earlier and similar incident by failing to provide a legal department with encryption software and lacking data protection training, the report states. ICO Head of Enforcement Stephen Eckersley said “the authority has received a significant penalty for failing to adopt what is a simple and widely used security measure.”
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