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Information security specialists Blackfoot believe Sutton Council should inform victims of their data breach

Author: Liam McInerney / Source: Sutton Guardian

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A security specialist firm has said members of the public have the right to know if their information has been breached following the Sutton Council data bungle.

Those who received money over £500 in May and June this year for things including disability and fostering allowances had their names and payment amounts listed on the council’s website.

Sutton Council has since redacted people’s names.

Sutton Guardian asked James Walker, Co-Owner of security specialist firm Blackfoot UK, whether the council should notify members of the public who had their data breached.

Mr Walker said: “That’s a really good question. It’s in the public domain. They should talk to the Information Commissioner directly.

“I would be inclined to say they should let these people know that this has happened and give some guidance and help in terms of being vigilant of any follow up activity. It is easier said than done.”

She said: “It makes me vulnerable, it makes me wonder what…

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