Government gaffe shares email addresses for UK business bosses

BEIS seemingly breaches GDPR rules in trying to gather suggestions for 2022 new year honours list

Hundreds of email addresses for the UK’s leading business bosses have been shared accidentally in an apparent gaffe by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The error, which appears to put BEIS in breach of GDPR rules governing the use of private data, occurred while the department was gathering suggestions for the 2022 new year honours list.

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