Jul 19, 2017

Newcastle City Council admits adoption data leak

The details of thousands of children and their adoptive parents were leaked in a party invitation sent out by Newcastle City Council. The council blamed the data breach on "Human error", adding it had taken steps to contact all those involved. "In a statement, the council said:"On 15 June 2017, an employee in the council's adoption team accidentally attached an internal spreadsheet to emails inviting adoptive parents to the council's annual adoption summer party. It is understood the member of staff who sent the email no longer works for the council. Anyone involved with Newcastle's Adoption Service who has concerns has been asked to call the council's dedicated helpline on 211 5562.

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