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Court accidentally gave adoption family details to birth father

12th September 2023

The Ministry of Justice has been ordered to improve its systems after details of parties in an adoption process were leaked to the birth father.

The data breach happened despite the court judge directing that the father be excluded from proceedings as he posed a risk to the family concerned.

A decision notice from the information commissioner found the mistake was due to a combination of unauthorized local processes and a failure to follow national practice requirements.

Read more: Law Gazette

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