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Data breach email addresses could be in the thousands

Data Protection Office launches investigation

A data breach by the Income Tax Division has prompted complaints from around the world being sent to the Island's Data Protection Office.

The office says it's because the private email addresses which were accidentally sent out were of former Island residents and taxpayers as well as current ones.

The ITD has apologised for what is has called a 'lapse' by a member of staff, claims no sensitive data was circulated and says an investigation has been launched.

The Island's data protection supervisor, Ian McDonald, told John Moss investigations into how many people are affected are continuing:

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