UK: Data breach firm given access despite DfE probe

Billy Camden reports:

The founder of a firm at the centre of a major education data breach involving betting companies was subject to a previous government investigation.

Unions are now demanding an independent investigation over how the Department for Education gave the firm, which offers screening checks, access to the Learning Records Service database.

The LRS contains the names, ages and addresses of 28 million young people aged 14 and over in schools and colleges across the United Kingdom.

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