FCA admits "mistake" after it accidentally shared private complainant data

Confidential documents

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has admitted to a data breach.

The regulator said it made “confidential information” publicly available when it responded to a Freedom of Information request in November 2019.

The information was available on the regulator’s website from November 2019 until earlier this month.

The FCA has since referred the matter to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

The watchdog said in a statement: “The FCA was recently made aware that, in a response to a Freedom

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