Andover Estate data blunder: Victim of earlier breach says lessons should have been learned

15:53 14 May 2012

Resident: Bosses at Islington Town Hall should have learned from their lessons

Resident: Bosses at Islington Town Hall should have learned from their lessons

Archant

A man who fell foul of a data breach similar to the recent data blunder says lessons should have been learned from his experience.

Last week it emerged that Islington Council had sent the details of 51 residents who had complained about anti-social behaviour to a gang of hooligans who were causing trouble on the Andover Estate, in Holloway.

With many victims considering legal action, the mistake could prove costly to the town hall.

But a man who had his details passed to someone he had complained about in March – albeit by Homes for Islington rather than Islington Council directly – says the warning signs were there.

Priority

The resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: “They really should have smartened up their act after what happened to me. It’s all about confidentiality. For it to happen once is bad enough, but then 51 more is awful. I am amazed they didn’t learn their lesson from me.”

The council is now set to re-house seven families – five on the Andover Estate and two from elsewhere – following the second leak.

Lib Dem councillor Greg Foxsmith has agreed to help residents form a group action against the council – but no writs have been issued yet.

Cllr Paul Convery, the council’s executive member for community safety, said the priority now was to rehouse those at risk from the breach.

He also confirmed there would be an internal investigation by the Information Commissioner and an external review of information security.

Latest Stories

24 minutes ago
The cyclist's helmet camera captured the sickening moment that a car slammed into him [Picture from Youtube]

A cyclist was hit by a car in Romford, slammed into the windscreen and miraculously landed on his feet - and caught the whole thing on his helmet cam.

Read more
11:22
The trio lured their victim to a secluded part of Hampstead Heath (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A woman lured her fiancé to a secluded part of Hampstead Heath before beating him to near death with the help of two other men so they could steal £200 from him.

Read more
A million passengers are expected to fly out from London airports this weekend (Picture via Getty Images)

Expect travel chaos this weekend as almost one million Londoners are expected to fly out from the capital, with roads and railways also expected to be jam-packed as the summer getaway begins.

Read more

TOP Stories

25 minutes ago
The cyclist's helmet camera captured the sickening moment that a car slammed into him [Picture from Youtube]

A cyclist was hit by a car in Romford, slammed into the windscreen and miraculously landed on his feet - and caught the whole thing on his helmet cam.

11:22
The trio lured their victim to a secluded part of Hampstead Heath (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A woman lured her fiancé to a secluded part of Hampstead Heath before beating him to near death with the help of two other men so they could steal £200 from him.

A million passengers are expected to fly out from London airports this weekend (Picture via Getty Images)

Expect travel chaos this weekend as almost one million Londoners are expected to fly out from the capital, with roads and railways also expected to be jam-packed as the summer getaway begins.

Three unconnected attacks occurred at Green Park Tube. [Picture courtesy of Sunil060902 and Wikimedia Commons]

London’s Tubes and trains are now a little safer after police arrested 13 people for sexual offences last week – including three men accused of filming up women’s skirts.

Frank Dobson is set to quit to quit as an MP for Holborn and St Pancras at the next election (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Frank Dobson, the veteran Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras, has confirmed he is quitting politics at the 2015 general election.

David was a DJ in the Soca scene in north London (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A fresh appeal has been launched to find out the ‘horrifying circumstances’ which led to a part-time bus driver and DJ’s badly burned body being found under a railway arch in north London four years ago.

Yesterday, 15:13
The cyclist was killed by a lorry in Richmond (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

A cyclist who died from injuries sustained in a crash with a bin lorry in Richmond during rush-hour has been named as 40-year-old Henry Lang from the Twickenham area.

Promotions

Renault Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the Zoe was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

The Week subscription offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Quizzes

How much do you really know about QPR legends like Les Ferdinand? Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Test your knowledge of QPR’s greatest players with our fantastic legends quiz.

Read more
How much do you know about films in London? (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Do you know your Lock Stock from your Long Good Friday, Sliding Doors from Shakespeare in Love?

Read more
How much about this great city do you really know? Take our true Londoner quiz and find out (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Do you know your apples from your pears? Take our Cockney quiz and see how much of a Londoner you really are.

Read more
Guess the manager quiz. Here's a hint, it's not these four.

The managerial merry-go-round spins quickly these days so do you think you’ve got the knowledge to recognise the faces of all these football bosses?

Read more
A normal day at London Liverpool Street station

This quiz is for people who think they know the Tube and rail inside out.

Read more