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August 12, 2008

BBC lose kids’ data


by David Allen

The personal details of over two hundred and fifty children has been lost by a BBC production partner, adding to the ever-growing list of personal data that has been mislaid by large organisations.

The details were held on flash drive and contained names, addresses, birthdays, contact phone numbers and what they were intending to do during the school holidays.

The children had all applied to be on the brand new CBBC programme “Gastronauts” which is being made by the independent production company Objective.

The flash drive was stolen from their offices several weeks ago.

The BBC has set up a free hotline for concerned parents to call if they are worried about the theft and the controller of children’s television has written to all of the parents apologising for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

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