Cops fined £80,000 for revealing childhood abuse victims’ names

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Bulk email error blabs 56 identities and email addresses

Gloucestershire Police has been fined £80,000 for failing to blind-copy an email that contained the names and email addresses of victims of child abuse.

The Information Commissioner’s Office handed down the penalty after investigating the bulk email error, which took place in December 2016 and exposed the names of 56 people – some of whom are entitled to lifelong anonymity.

An officer investigating historical allegations of abuse against multiple victims sent

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