Council fine overturned after appeal

Tracey Logan Scottish Borders Council
Tracey Logan Scottish Borders Council

A QUARTER-of-a-million pound fine slapped on Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has been overturned.

The fine related to an incident in September 2011 when employee pension records were found dumped in a supermarket car park.

However, after a four-day hearing in Edinburgh this week the fine imposed has been overturned.

The tribunal concluded there to be insufficient grounds to justify the fine handed out.

Reacting to the decision, Tracey Logan, Chief Executive of SBC (pictured) said: “I am extremely pleased with the outcome and have always strongly believed that the monetary penalty notice issued by the ICO in this case was unjust and disproportionate. “