U.K.: Suffolk police publish sensitive info of sexual assault victims online in data protection failure

Why would other victims ever come forward and report their assaults when they cannot trust the police to protect their reports? This is an appalling breach, and an “investigation” isn’t going to undo any harm that has been done. What exactly is going to be done to mitigate harm to the victims of this data leak? 

William Warnes reports:

An investigation has been launched after Suffolk police accidentally published the names and addresses of victims of sexual assault on its website.

Information published on the constabulary’s website is believed to have contained victims’ names, addresses, dates of birth and details of the alleged sexual offences committed.

A member of the public told this newspaper it affected “hundreds” of victims.

Read more at East Anglian Times.

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