UK: Officials’ personal info published online by government lawyers in ‘regrettable’ data leak

Tevye Markson reports:

The Government Legal Department has launched an investigation after a data leak in which the names of civil servants claiming expenses was published online.

Documents showing officials’ names were published on GOV.UK accidentally and stayed up for a week. The dossier showed credit-card spend at the department of more than £500 between November 2021 and May 2022, which must be published by law for transparency reasons.

The figures included £1,120 spent on a pottery class as part of a team-building day, which 35 officials took part in – a cost of £32 per head.

Read more at Public Technology.

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