...on this occasion, but if they lose any more schoolchildren's data after 6 April they might be liable for a fine of up to £500,000. Currently, the maximum fine for a serious breach of the Data Protection Act is just £5,000 but it is going up from tomorrow. Phew! That was a close one.
Read a Tech Watch website report about the change here.
This is what Barnet council is saying on its website about its recent data loss.