Humberside constabulary has been fined �130,000 by the information Commissioners office (ICO) after disks containing a video interview of an alleged rape victim went missing.
The three unencrypted disks and accompanying paperwork were left in an envelope on an officers desk. The bundle contained the victims name, date of nativity and signature as well as details about the alleged dishonour itself, the victims mental health and the suspects figure and address.
The envelope was due to live posted to Cleveland police but never arrived. It is not known whether the package was actually sent.
An ICO investigation found:
Humberside police failed to encrypt the disks before sending (or intending to send) by unsecure mail;
Humberside police failed to maintain a detailed scrutinise trail of the package;
The Protecting Vulnerable People unit within Humberside police failed to adhere to its Information Security Policy in relation to removable media.