WSCC said that individuals’ names represented the only personal information contained in the spreadsheets. But the authority admitted additional checks could have allowed some of the people affected to be identified by anyone seeking to do so.
The council added that it is undertaking an investigation into the rest of its published spending information, and will work with the Information Commissioner’s Office in doing so.
The council claims it removed the information #8217;29 hours#8217; after being alerted Credit: West Sussex County Council
The names were featured in a spreadsheet that was published as part of the council’s practice of disclosing all instances spending over £100. To help protect the identities of vulnerable citizens and those that care for them, their names should have been removed from these documents prior to publication.