MoD data breach ‘put lives at risk’ for more than 250 Afghan interpreters

Email to people who worked for British forces and seek relocation to UK mistakenly made addresses visible to all recipients

The Ministry of Defence has apologised and launched an investigation into a data breach that has “needlessly put lives at risk” by revealing the email addresses of more than 250 Afghan interpreters who worked for British forces.

An email sent by the MoD to interpreters who are seeking relocation to the UK asking for an update on their situation mistakenly copied in their email addresses, so they were visible to all other recipients.

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