Afghanistan: MoD shared more than 250 Afghan interpreters’ details on email

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Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has launched an investigation into a data breach involving the email addresses of dozens of Afghan interpreters who worked for British forces.
More than 250 people seeking relocation to the UK – many of whom are in hiding – were mistakenly copied into an email from the Ministry of Defence. Their email addresses could be seen by all recipients, showing people’s names and some associated profile pictures.
Read more via BBC News
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