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Home Office apologises for sharing EU citizens’ email addresses

The Home Office has apologised to hundreds of EU citizens who applied for settled status in the UK after it accidentally shared their details.

The Home Office sent about 240 personal email addresses in an email, which could amount to a breach of the Data Protection Act. The department blamed the incident on an administrative error.

In a statement to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, the Home Office said it had since improved its systems and procedures. It might nevertheless have to make an apology in parliament. Read more

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Home Office apologises for sharing EU citizens’ email addresses