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MANCHESTER United is being sued for up to £100,000 for accidentally emailing 167 staff their wage slips and those of everyone else in the pool.

Casual workers were sent the name, address, National Insurance number, earnings, pensions benefits and tax contributions of all the others in the mass blunder.

Manchester United is being sued for up to £100,000 after accidentally including wage slips of more than 150 employees in a mass email blunder.

They were on a single file received by catering and hospitality, museum and stadium tour staff and programme sellers, it is said.

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The club was trialling a system with a “lack of managerial staff overseeing the procedure”, it is claimed.

The workers have lodged a High Court compensation claim on data protection grounds, pointing out the information could be used by criminals to commit financial fraud.

Jonathan Whittle, of Your Lawyers, which represents 32 claimants, said: “The club’s billionaire owners should take responsibility for this error.”

The gaffe, on March 9, 2018, was previously reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

It recommended improvements.

A Man United spokesman said: “We take the data privacy of our employees very seriously and regret this isolated incident, which occurred in 2018.

“Measures were put in place to prevent it happening again and we informed the Information Commissioner’s Office, which took no further action.”

 

 

 

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