Hundreds more EU citizens applying to stay in the UK have data leaked in another Home Office blunder

Hundreds more EU citizens applying to stay in the UK have data leaked in another Home Office blunder

HUNDREDS more EU citizens have had their data accidentally leaked in another Home Office blunder.
Officials have had to apologise after sending a message revealing hundreds more emails – just days after a similar blunder.
PA:Press Association The Home Office has had to say sorry twice in a week after it accidentally revealed hundreds of emails
The details of 240 EU nationals who have applied to stay in the UK after Brexit were sent out.
Everyone who wants to remain in the country after we leave has to apply for settled status through an online system.
One of those affected by the mess-up, Danish citizen Natasha Jung, wrote online: “When will the UK wake up and realise that EU citizens are being treated as second class citizens?
“We have had zero say in the entire process, despite Brexit affecting us the most.”
She shared an email she received from the Home Office which said that her email was shared with other applicants last weekend.
It read: “We take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience caused by this incident.
“We would like to reassure you that we are taking this matter very seriously.”
The letter appeared to blame “agents” working in or on behalf of the Home Office.
It comes just days after the Government made another apology about a similar data breach concerning Windrush Brits – which exposed the emails of 500 people.
The Home Office notified the Information Commissioner’s Office and made a statement in Parliament.
The PM has scrapped the £65 fee that EU citizens had to pay to register to remain in the EU.
But the system they’ve had to use has been blighted by computer problems and various tech issues.
Tory MP Alberto Costa has called for the scheme to be scrapped and for their rights to be automatically enshrined.
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A Home Office spokesman said: “In communicating with a small group of applicants, an administrative error was made which meant other applicants’ email addresses could be seen.
“As soon as the error was identified, we apologised personally to the 240 applicants affected and have improved our systems and procedures to stop this occurring again.”
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