LONDON (Reuters) – The British government accidentally published online the addresses of the New Year’s Honours 2020 recipients, it said on Saturday.
The New Year Honours 2020 list, in which Britain recognised its film-directing and cricketing stars, with a damehood for Olivia Newton-John and knighthoods for Sam Mendes, Steve McQueen and cricketer Clive Lloyd, was published late on Friday.
The initial version posted online contained the home or work addresses of more than 1,000 recipients, including singer Sir Elton John, and was visible for around an hour, according to BBC.
The Cabinet Office said the addresses had been published in error and taken down from the website “as soon as possible”.
“We apologise to all those affected and are looking into how this happened. We have reported the matter to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) and are contacting all those affected directly,” the Cabinet Office said.
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