Outrage at massive police data breach that saw the personal details of more than 10,000 PSNI officers and staff accidentally published online

Daisy Graham-Brown reports:

Police in Northern Ireland have been involved in a data breach ‘of monumental proportions’ affecting thousands of officers and civilian staff.

The major breach reportedly involves names, ranks and other personal data from employees of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), but does not involve the officers’ and civilians’ private addresses, it is understood.

Containing the surnames of more than 10,000 staff, the data was mistakenly divulged in response to a Freedom of Information request and appears to cover everyone within the service, from chief constable Simon Byrne down.

Read more at DailyMail.

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