Email error revealed names of 47 Pittsburgh diocese abuse claimants

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 2, 2020

By Peter Smith

When the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh launched its compensation program for victims of sexual abuse by priests, participants were guaranteed confidentiality.

But the names of 47 claimants were inadvertently leaked in an email from the program administrator to an unintended recipient.

While all agree the leak was unintentional and didn’t spread any further, the person who received it said the 47 should have been notified long ago.

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