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A Data Breach Which Impacted Sir Elton

Written by Chief Editor.

In the UK, the government has been fined 500,000 pounds for mistakenly sharing the postal addresses of more than a thousand New Year Honours recipients online, Elton among them. 

 
According to the BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-59505637), the Information Commissioner's Office found that the Cabinet Office had failed to put adequate measures in place to avoid such data breaches.
 
The error, which occurred in 2019, resulted from ''complacency,'' it added.
 
The government apologised for the breach and said it had put measures in place so it doesn't happen again.