UK: 83,000 customer details leaked by Co-op

Joe McGrath reports:

The Co-operative Group has issued a public apology after a data error led to the customer details of 83,000 people being published online.

Customers of Co-operative Life Planning and Co-operative Wills & Funeral Planning were affected by the error at a third party support services provider which resulted in the customer details of thousands of people being freely available on the internet.

The mutual organisation said The Information Commissioner’s Office had been notified of the issue, although no sensitive details (as classified by under the Data Protection Act) were released publicly.

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