Newcastle mother ‘felt sick inside’ at adoption data leak

BBC reports:

A mother who has adopted two children “felt sick inside” when she discovered her details and those of thousands of others had been leaked.

Newcastle City Council said information about 2,743 children and their adoptive parents was mistakenly added to a party invitation sent to 77 people in June.

The woman said she had to call 23 times before she could speak to someone at the council about the data breach.

The council has apologised, adding the staff member involved had resigned.

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