Children’s Privacy: Genealogy data scare in Scotland as information of thousands of adoptees found available on Scottish site

The Scotland’s People genealogy website, which is run by the government, made available adoption records including children’s original and new surnames on records going back more than 100 years. The mother of an adoptee who found her child’s information on the site, described it as every adoptive parent’s worst nightmare. The National Records of Scotland (NRS), which runs the website is exploring measures to safeguard the data, and claims there was no security breach.