U.K. MoD breach of Afghans’ data ‘could have posed threat to life in Taliban’s hands’

The Ministry of Defence has been fined £350,000 for an “egregious” data breach that exposed the personal information of Afghan nationals seeking to flee to the UK after the Taliban takeover.

Details belonging to 265 people were mistakenly copied in to emails sent by the Government, meaning they could be seen by all recipients, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found. This could have led to a “threat to life” if the data disclosed fell into the hands of the Taliban, the data watchdog said.

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Source: MSN News