Broxtowe Borough Council investigated over data breach

Broxtowe Borough Council is being investigated by police, following a possible mass data breach.

The news comes after a confidential email, making allegations about a member of staff’s conduct at the authority, was sent to all 730 staff.

Nottinghamshire Police said it was looking into who sent the email.

The council declined to say if anyone had been disciplined but confirmed an external investigation would look into the allegations.

Police were originally notified in September about the sensitive email from a senior manager which contained a letter to the chief executive calling for ‘independent investigations’ into financial and personal matters.

In a statement Broxtowe Borough Council said: "A data breach did occur and has been fully investigated. The breach and the subsequent investigation detailing how the council managed the situation has been reported to the Information Commissioner's Office and the police.

"The Information Commissioner has stated that they do not intend to take any action."