London’s Islington Council is under review for requiring residents to share personal payment information, including credit card details, security codes and addresses, via email, BBC News reports. Resident Dafydd Vaughan raised alarm after discovering email exchange of personal payment information was required by the local government association for all parking bay suspensions. Vaughan said, "If something happened and the details were leaked, they could be used by other people, and the bank would hold me responsible for sending my details in an insecure way." An internal investigation has been launched, and the system has been suspended. A spokesman for the Information Commissioner’s Office said, "All organisations processing personal data have a responsibility to do so safely and securely," adding, "If anyone has concerns about how their data has been handled, they can make a complaint to the ICO."
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