Child abuse enquiry in email blunder

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Child abuse enquiry in email blunder

27th February 2017 News 0

People who had previously registered as child abuse victims have had their emails shared with other registered people in an email.

Sky News report this as a “Tech Error” but it would appear this is more along the lines of human error and a potential lack of awareness and training regarding the sensitivity of the data being handled.

Chief Press Officer Debbie Kirby said: “This morning the Inquiry has apologised to a number of email recipients whose email addresses were mistakenly accessible to others on the list. We have asked them to delete the email.

“The email was sent to those people who have registered for the Inquiry’s Victims and Survivors Forum. We will be self-referring this issue to the Information Commissioner’s Office.”

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