Anger over blunder as nationwide child abuse HQ left open all night

Scottish Sun

Massive probe is being investigated over series of security gaffes that also saw victim’s private letter detailing ordeal sent to wrong address


BY DOUGLAS WALKER 29th November 2016

THE national child abuse probe HQ was left open overnight in a security blunder.

Staff discovered an unlocked door at the Edinburgh site where highly sensitive information on victims is kept.

Survivors’ spokesman Andi Lavery branded it “shambolic”.

The gaffe emerged as it was revealed the massive nationwide child abuse is being investigated over a series of security blunders.

Bosses reported themselves to the Information Commissioner’s Officer following data protection breaches that survivors claim have been common for “a long time”.

One saw a victim’s private letter detailing their ordeal sent to the wrong address.

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