Lost confidential papers, leaked email addresses and the release of sensitive personal information were just some of the 4000 “data security incidences” recorded by the UK Government recorded last year.
Data uncovered by the SNP has revealed that in one case an assault victim’s new name and address was inadvertently sent to the perpetrator of the crime as part of an amended restraining order.
The Ministry of Justice said the affected individual and the Information Commissioner’s Office were notified and an investigation was launched. It did not disclose a conclusion.
Meanwhile, Whitehall’s Education Department mistakenly sent full application forms from 14 teachers containing personal data to a contractor, left official papers in taxis, and published actual grammar tests online instead of practice versions.