Data investigation under way

Glasgow social work department has ordered an inquiry after an
ex-Community Service Volunteer claimed he was sent confidential
information on vulnerable children.

Police are also investigating after the former community worker
reported CSV for allegedly breaching the Data Protection Act 1984.
He claims CSV returned a computer belonging to him which still
contained histories of nearly 300 Scottish children at risk, along
with access to CSV’s national database.

Glasgow senior depute director Ian Gilmore said: ‘This is a
serious issue.’

Community Service Volunteers admits the data should have been
deleted before the computer was handed back. ‘We have since
tightened up internal security,’ said a spokesperson.

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