Data breach exposed 400 people registering complaints about Met Police

14/07/2023 | Evening Standard

The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (Mopac) has apologised for a data breach exposing the personal data of approximately 400 people who reported complaints about the Metropolitan Police.

The breach involved two contact forms on Mopac's website that were left open to public inspection between November and February, potentially including complaints about the Met police and other incidents where people reported a lack of trust in the Met. While an internal investigation has not found evidence of malicious access or use, the matter has been reported to the Information Commissioner's Office.

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