European Data Protection Digest

CPS Accused of Breach

DATA LOSS—UK

September 27, 2012

The Huffington Post UK reports the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) “mistakenly released the names of nearly 300 people arrested at student protests, including 44 under-18s, to a member of the public.” A CPS spokesperson has said, “Since becoming aware of this breach on 13 September, the CPS has written to and apologised to those whose details appeared on the document” and to the individual who received the information, requesting it be destroyed. Jennifer Hilliard of Defend the Right to Protest responded, “I find it very disturbing that that information should be handed out so lightly.”
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