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UK Watchdog Seeks Review Into Government Use of Private Emails, WhatsApp

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHS) has been issued with a formal reprimand by the official information watchdog over the use of private messaging channels by ministers and officials during the pandemic.

A year-long inquiry by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) found there was "extensive use" of such channels within the department, resulting in a risk important information about the Government's response may have been lost.