Afghan Interpreters’ Data Exposed in MoD Breach


The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense has apologized for sending an email that exposed the data of more than 250 Afghan interpreters who worked for British forces. 

The impacted interpreters are seeking to be relocated to the UK either from Afghanistan, where many are currently in hiding from the Taliban, which seized power in August, or from another country to which they have relocated. 

The email  in which the interpreters’ email addresses, names, and linked profile images were exposed  was sent by the team in charge of the UK’s Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) to Afghan interpreters who have left Afghanistan or whore.

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