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UK Department for Education reprimanded


The UK’s Department for Education has been reprimanded by the data protection regulator after it gave improper access to identifying information on up to 28 million children. The department gave personal data to employment screening company Trustopia during 2018 and 2020. It was later found by the Information Commissioner’s Office to be a breach of data protection law. In ordinary circumstances, the department would have been charged £10 million in fines, but the ICO made an exception so as to avoid extra pressure on public sector cash flows.