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Personal data must be handled properly says Minister

Apologises for internal breach

The Minister for Policy and Reform says personal data needs to be handled properly - and has apologised for an internal data breach.

It follows a delay in processing applications for Manx nationality status.

Information had been shared between departments to help provide evidence of proof of good character - contrary to current legislation.

The law is now being amended, with effect from January next year.

Mr Thomas says all sectors of society - not just government - have got to get used to complying to the new laws.

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