European Data Protection Digest

London Marathon Data Mistakenly Revealed

DATA LOSS—UK

April 27, 2012

Organisers of the London Marathon are apoligising after it was brought to their attention that the personal data of 38,000 marathon participants was mistakenly accessible to anyone logging on to the official marathon website, BBC News reports. A spokesman for the Information Commissioner's Office says the agency will "certainly" investigate the matter, adding, "This is something the information commissioner will need to look into to see how it has come about."
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