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Data breaches putting domestic abuse victims’ lives at risk, says UK watchdog

27th September 2023

The Guardian

Councils, police and hospitals endangering women by accidentally revealing details such as addresses, says ICO.

Councils, police forces and hospitals are putting women’s lives at risk by accidentally disclosing domestic abuse victims’ addresses to perpetrators, the UK’s information watchdog has said.

John Edwards, the information commissioner, who has reprimanded seven organisations in just over a year for data breaches affecting victims of abuse, said: “This is a pattern that must stop.”

Read more: The Guardian

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