Personal data from the Electoral Register sold by councils

Personal data from the Electoral Register sold by councils

posted in Backup & Recovery ● 15 Aug 2017

Privacy pressure group, Big Brother Watch, revealed that councils have been selling data from the Electoral Register to private companies. 307 councils sold private, personal data to over 2700 companies between 2007 and 2012. The companies include estate agents, fast food outlets and lobbyists. It has been established that the profits generated exceed over £250,000. In one example, a council worker emailed himself over 2400 personal records with the intention of using them to market his new fitness firm.

This undermines trust in the council, and causes huge implications for the receivers of unwanted mail. People have a right to data privacy, and if their data is stored with a company or authority it should be expected that their details be private and secure, and to be used for the specified purpose only. Redstor encrypt all data stored with us, and only you have access to the encryption key. Therefore no one can access your stored data. Redstor is UK owned and based, and can guarantee your data privacy rights will not be compromised. Offering Delivering services from 2 highly secure, UK-based data centers, security and data protection are at the forefront of Redstor’s service offerings.

Security and data protection are at the forefront of Redstor’s offerings and we promise full compliance with the Data Protection Act. Redstor’s UK-based Online Backup service ensures data is safely backed up offsite in an encrypted format. Our file sync and share service, Centrastor, enables organisations to store and share files securely online from any device with an Internet connection and our CentraStage service enables support providers to guarantee that devices they support are regularly audited, patched and safely up-to-date for secure endpoint management. Our Virtual Disaster Recovery service guarantees to have your systems up and running within minutes following a disaster. To find out more about our services and how we can help you comply with data protection laws and prevent data leakage, please contact us either by giving us a ring on 01189 515 200 or emailing [email protected].

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