Thursday, 20 April 2017

30,000 London Gun Owners Hit by Met Police ‘Data Breach’

London gun owners are asking questions of the Metropolitan Police after the force seemingly handed the addresses of 30,000 firearm and shotgun owners to a direct mail marketing agency for a commercial firm’s advertising campaign. The first any of the affected people knew about the blunder was when the leaflet (pictured below) landed on their doormats in Tuesday’s post. Titled “Protect your firearms and shotguns with Smartwater”, the leaflet – which features Met Police logos – advises firearm and shotgun certificate holders to “buy a firearms protection pack at a reduced price” of £8.95.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register

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