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Whoops! UK publishes celebrity home addresses by mistake

British authorities have actually asked forgiveness after incorrectly publishing the house addresses of more than 1,000 honors recipients consisting of stars like Elton John

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GREGORY KATZ Associated Press

December 28, 2019, 5: 28 PM

2 min read

LONDON–
British authorities have actually asked forgiveness after wrongly publishing the house addresses of more than 1,000 individuals who received special honors consisting of vocalists Elton John and Olivia Newton-John.

The list also included Oscar-winning film directors, senior politicians and diplomats, popular professional athletes and people in sensitive defense roles.

The addresses were released online for about an hour late Friday when the Cabinet Workplace posted the recipients of New Year’s Formality, consisting of knighthoods.

” The details was removed as quickly as possible,” the Cabinet Workplace said in a declaration. “We ask forgiveness to all those impacted and are looking into how this occurred.” Authorities said the people will be gotten in touch with about the error.

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The Information Commissioner’s Office stated it was investigating “in action to reports of an information breach involving the Cabinet Office and the New Year’s Honors list.” It can enforce fines for privacy infractions.

Britain’s Cabinet Office publishes a list of the individuals receiving honors for merit, service or bravery twice a year: soon prior to New Year’s Eve and on the Saturday in June when Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday is formally observed.

The list consisted of Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes of “American Appeal” and James Bond fame, who was made a knight along Steve McQueen, director of “12 Years a Slave,” winner of the Oscar for best image.



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