British Government ‘Sorry’ for EU Citizen Data Breach

The British Home Office has apologized to hundreds of EU citizens seeking settled status in the UK after accidentally sharing their details.

It blamed an “administrative error” for sending an email that revealed 240 personal email addresses – a likely breach of the Data Protection Act. The department may now have to make an apology in Parliament.

In a statement to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, it said it had since improved its systems and procedures.

Read more at the BBC

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