The Cabinet Office, led by the Permanent Secretary John Manzoni, has reported itself to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following its publication of private addresses relating to the New Year’s Honours List.
The Cabinet Office posted on their web-site the addresses and private details of 1,097 people who were given honours, before the department was alerted to the mistake.
The Cabinet Office said in a statement:
“The information was removed as soon as possible. We apologise to all those affected and are looking into how this happened. We have reported the matter to the ICO and are contacting all those affected directly.”