Confidential and personal details were sent to the wrong people by staff at Companies House in Cardiff, BBC Wales has learned.

A Freedom of Information request revealed 13 breaches of data protection law at the agency’s headquarters in 2014.

A director’s home address was revealed on the public register following a “mix-up” of documents being scanned.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.