Outcomes - Selected Case Summaries



Newspaper links to personal data of football players

Informal Resolution | 23 June 2021

A link posted as part of an online news story inadvertently linked to a document that contained personal data of national football players and related individuals, including passport numbers and dates of birth. The CI Football Association brought the issue to the attention of the newspaper.

The link was immediately removed and web statistics confirmed that only three people had viewed the document through the link. Awareness training was undertaken to confirm staff responsibilities, and the editorial department will now review documents before they are posted, to check whether they contain personal data.

We were satisfied that the breach would not cause serious prejudice to data subjects’ rights and that the Compass had taken appropriate steps to mitigate the breach, so the case was closed with no further action required.