The BBC report:

Local authorities in Wales broke data protection laws over 60 times in 2012, BBC Wales has learned.

In one case a worker allowed their partner to access and amend personal data.

There were also several cases of posting personal data on websites, and an e-mail which accidentally disclosed sensitive details of 24 dead people.

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