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Betting Firms Given Access to Dept of Education Database

21 - 28 January 2020

The UK Department for Education is facing criticism for allowing betting firms to access a database containing the personal information of students.
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The UK Department for Education (DfE) is facing criticism for allowing betting firms to access a database containing the personal information of 28 million students aged 14 years and above. Trustopia, a third-party training provider has apparently violated an agreement with the DfE by providing access to data intelligence company, GB Group. GB Group and its clients, gambling firms Betfair and 32Red, have used the data for age and ID verification on their websites and to increase the ratio of youngsters who gamble online. The DfE will be investigating the data leak and has disabled database access for GB Group.

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UK Gov Database Leak Exposes 28 Million Children

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