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Personal data dumped in Douglas skip

Fri, 11 Jan 2013


A significant amount of personal data was discovered in plain view dumped in a skip in Douglas earlier this week.

Numerous pedestrians alerted the Data Protection Supervisor to the skip, which was situated in a lay-by on Belmont Terrace.

Upon inspection hundreds of clients' files were found lying in the open waste unit, with it apparent they’d been there overnight.

A sample file recovered contained "Know Your Customer" information including photocopies of passports and bank statements.

Supervisor Ian MacDonald says the documents have now been destroyed but that it serves as a warning:

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