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A government department responsible for data protection laws has shared the contact details of hundreds of journalists. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport emailed more than 300 recipients in a way that allowed their addresses to be seen by other people. The email - seen by the BBC - contained a press release about age-checks for adult websites . Digital Minister Margot James said the incident was "embarrassing". She added: "It was an error and we're evaluating at the moment whether that was a breach of data protection law.". In the email sent on Wednesday, the department said new rules would offer "robust data protection conditions", adding: "Government has listened carefully to privacy concerns." Full story

17 April

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