Stoke Council have breached the data protection act 46 times in the last three years a Freedom of Information act has revealed. 

Staffs Live report:

Pupil records found dumped in a country lane and 20 missing iPads are among dozens of Stoke City Council data breaches, a StaffsLive investigation has revealed.

There has been a sharp rise in cases involving the loss or breach of sensitive or personal data held by the city council.

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that there were 21 breaches in 2012, 18 in 2011 and seven in 2010.

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