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Post Office Data Breach – Data of Sub-Postmasters Leaked

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The Post Office has issued an apology after leaking the data of 555 former postmasters who sued the corporation in 2017.

The data breach occurred on Wednesday 19th June, and the company has since confirmed that the personal details of the postmasters were shared in a document on its website.

The Post Office has referred itself to data watchdog the Information Commissioners Office for investigation.

Hundreds of postmasters sued the corporation in 2017 after they were prosecuted for theft between 1999 and 2015. The Horizon accounting software used by the company at the time produced incorrect information which made it look like money was missing from their branches.

In 2019, the Post Office agreed to pay the postmasters £58m in compensation, but large sums of this were spent on legal fees.

The former postmasters are currently giving evidence at an inquiry into the Post Office Scandal.

If you have been affected by the Post Office data breach, our data breach solicitors at Hayes Connor can help. As specialists in the field, we have the expertise and experience required to help you secure the compensation you deserve.

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