Bucks muck chuck muck-up leaks 840 email addresses
Council lets folks know how to get in touch with EVERYBODY
About 800 people in Buckinghamshire had their email addresses leaked by their district council in an email about waste collection.
Aylesbury Vale District Council sent out a message to 840 people about garden waste collection that had everyone's email addresses pasted into the main body of the missive.
The council told The Reg that the email privacy fail was down to human error.
"We sent an apology to all those affected as soon it was discovered," a spokesperson said. "We take the security of our data very seriously and we have information and security policies in place.
"We [also] take the situation that happened yesterday very seriously and are undergoing an internal investigation with our fraud team that will report back early last week." ®
Back To The Future
"We [also] take the situation that happened yesterday very seriously and are undergoing an internal investigation with our fraud team that will report back early last week".
report back last week?
The victim pays
The lovely thing about this is that the email recipients are council-tax payers in that area. So if the council is fined for this breach, the people who will have to foot the bill: either through increased CT to pay the fine directly, or through reduced services to make up the budget shortfall, will include the people who had their email addresses exposed.
There can't be many situations where the victim of incompetence is also the person who is punished for it, instead of the person who made the mistake. Isn't local government wonderful?
Re: guess you didnt read it all
Guess you didn't either; the word is "addresses", with no apostrophe, as the both the article and the previous post made clear.