MoD Data Leak Betrays Afghan Interpreters

The contact details of more than 250 Afghan interpreters were accidentally leaked by the Ministry of Defence.

Civil Service has claimed that this human error meant the email addresses, which included names and profile pictures of the interpreters were copied into a sensitive email.

The Afghans mentioned in the email are currently in hiding as they continue to seek evacuation.

Following this disastrous mistake, Whitehall bureaucrats sent another message with the title “Urgent – Arap case contact” asking the recipients to delete the previous email. They also recommended the interpreters change their email addresses.

Mahyar Tousi’s reaction below: