New figures have revealed the number of data breaches at local authorities in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire over the past year, with more than 200 incidents where information councils are entrusted with was not handled properly.

One of the most shocking blunders came in Norfolk where confidential files containing details of adults and children was left in a filing cabinet which was sold following an office move.

Reported by the Eastern Daily Press. You can read the full story hereĀ 

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