Council pays the price for data breach

Guy Clapperton
Data illustration
Data illustration

Cheshire East Council has had to fork out £80,000 as a fine for sending someone's personal data out by unsecured email. You do wonder, though - is this actually going to come out of anywhere other than the council tax of the local residents? (NB: the illustration here is intended as a generic "data" illustration, there is no suggestion that the man in it had anything to do with this incident).