Post Office accidentally disclosed sub-postmaster details on its website

20/06/2024 | BBC News

The Post Office has initiated an urgent investigation and referred itself to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) following the accidental publication of names and addresses of hundreds of sub-postmasters on its corporate website.

The state-owned organisation inadvertently disclosed the personal details of 555 individuals who were part of a campaign for justice in the Post Office scandal that ended in the high court in 2019. Upon discovery of the breach, the Post Office promptly removed the document containing the personal data from its website.

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