Hundreds of tax declarations containing private information were found discarded in a skip in the Swiss canton of Schaffhausen. The tax returns, with clearly visible data, were thrown out by the city according to 20 Minutes.
The tax returns date from 2006. The person in charge of data protection for the canton, spoke out against city executives and filed criminal proceedings against those responsible. The most sensitive data was not information about income and wealth, but information related to divorce, benefits, and health, he said.
The city plans to look at ways to improve security around the elimination of old tax returns.
The tax returns, found in a skip, were on their way to a factory for incineration.