UK: Met Police admits victims' email address sharing error

Scotland Yard has admitted inadvertently sharing the email addresses of more than 1,000 victims of crime with other victims. In total 1,136 emails were sent out "in human error" on Monday, police said.
More > http;//www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-16846042   (sorry can't get this to hyperlink)

What seems apparent from the article is they were using they were their email client and not an ESP and it looks like they put the addresses in the "cc" not the "bcc" box!  It's astonishing that a public body like the Met Police is not doing this more professionally and using an ESP.

roshodgekiss roshodgekiss, 5 years ago

My goodness, that's surreal! Are they so poorly funded that they can't spend a cent per recipient? :D


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expertiseontap.co.uk expertiseontap.co.uk, 5 years ago

Probably Ros - we've had major public funding cutbacks "up here"!  Seriously, what I often see with major organisations is they send out emails using their email client because that's the way they've always done it and they're not aware that ESPs exist and the benefits of using them.


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