UK: Childminder details published in breach of privacy by HMRC

Katy Morton reports:

Private details of a number of childminders, including home addresses, have been published in error on HMRC’s Childcare Service website.

The details, which have since been removed from the website, which providers and parents must access for Tax-Free Childcare and the 30 hours, appeared on its ‘Search for a Childcare Provider’ page, despite the fact childminders had not given their permission for the data to be published.

HMRC removed the facility from their website to correct the error, following complaints from affected childminders.

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