The older people’s charity Independent Age has had a data security breach that resulted in personal information, including the bank details and salaries of almost all of its staff, being sent to a former colleague. Third Sector understands that the breach was on 11 June and consisted of personal information for the charity’s staff being accidentally disclosed to a former employee while complying with a subject access request. Details passed on included employees’ names, dates of birth, addresses, genders, personal mobile numbers, salaries, bank details including sort code and account number, and pension contributions. The charity employs 170 staff, almost all of whom were affected, a spokeswoman for Independent Age confirmed.
Source: Third Sector