UK: Robert Hamill family dismayed by Ministry of Justice data loss

BBC reports:

Robert Hamill’s family has said they are “dismayed” that the Ministry of Justice has lost discs containing data from his inquest.

The 25-year-old Catholic was murdered by loyalists in Portadown, County Armagh, in 1997. A public inquiry was held due to claims of police collusion.

The lost discs relate to Mr Hamill’s inquest and two other highly sensitive cases involving UK police forces.


The information on all three sensitive cases went missing after the discs were put in the post.

Ministry of Justice officials realised the data had gone missing three weeks ago and one member of staff has since been suspended.

Read more on BBC.  It is not clear whether or how much personal information was on the discs and whether the data were encrypted.

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