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A charity supporting transgender children and young people has issued an apology after thousands of emails were made public online. Mermaids UK said it was "deeply sorry" for what it called a "historical data breach" after it was first reported by the Sunday Times . The paper claims the correspondence included "intimate details", names and addresses, but the charity denies this. Mermaids said it had taken immediate action and reported the breach. In an official statement on the Mermaids UK website, the charity claimed that the emails were from 2016 and 2017, and that they were searchable only "if certain precise search-terms were used". It maintained there was "no evidence" the informatio... Full story

16 June