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Child sex abuse inquiry fined £200,000 after email blunder

Independent inquiry into child sexual abuse put vulnerable people at risk in data breach

The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has been fined £200,000 after sending a bulk email that identified possible abuse victims.

Vulnerable people were placed at risk owing to the error after the email was sent to 90 inquiry participants on 27 February last year, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said. Around 52 of the email addresses contained people’s full names, leaving at least one complainant “very distressed”, the ICO said.

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