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New Year Honours: Home addresses of 1,000 recipients published ‘in error’ online | UK News



The Cabinet Office has apologised after the home addresses of more than 1,000 people who received New Year’s honours were accidentally published online.

Sir Elton John, Ben Stokes, Iain Duncan Smith and the former director of public prosecutions Alison Saunders are believed to be among those affected.

A Cabinet Office spokesperson said: “A version of the New Year Honours 2020 list was published in error which contained recipients’ addresses.

“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.”

The names of celebrities, politicians and government employees appeared on a government website, as revealed by The Guardian.

Senior police and Ministry of Defence (MoD) staff, including counter-terrorism officers, also had their details leaked.

However, the addresses of some MoD staff were redacted.

The list was available for around an hour, according to the Cabinet Office.

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