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Government confirms sensitive data leak

Two service users affected in tape theft

It's been confirmed sensitive data kept by government has been leaked, in an apparent theft.

A recording device, containing taped meetings on children and families, was taken without permission from Department of Health and Social Care premises a number of days ago.

Police, the Information Commissioner and those whose data was compromised have all been informed.

In a statement, the DHSC says recording such meetings is 'not routine' and only done under authorisation.

It goes on to say data protection matters are taken 'very seriously'.

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