£185,000 penalty after filing cabinet containing details of terrorist incident sold at auction.

A Government department has been fined after a filing cabinet that contained personal information relating to victims of a terrorist incident was sold at an auction.

The files included in the cabinet contained information about the injuries suffered, family details and the amount of compensation offered, as well as confidential ministerial advice.

After an ICO investigation, a civil monetary penalty of £185,000 was issued to Department of Justice Northern Ireland (DoJ NI) for what was described as a very serious data breach.

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