Jun 20, 2024

Post Office accidently leaks sub-postmaster names

The Post Office has launched an urgent investigation after it accidently published the names and addresses of 555 postmasters prosecuted during the Horizon scandal. The Post Office said it had referred itself to the Information Commissioner's Office over the breach. Ron Warmington, the forensic investigator whose firm Second Sight was brought in to probe the Horizon system in 2013, told the Mail it was "An extraordinary breach" of confidentiality and "Another example of Post Office incompetence". The leaked document contained the names of 555 former subpostmasters who sued the Post Office in 2019. One of them, Duncan Tait, said Post Office bosses "Never escalated to me any issues regarding Horizon integrity".

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