" but these related to cases highlighting possible victims of sexual abuse or membership of a HIV support group.
I dont know, being outed as a West Ham supporter could be pretty distressing. :P
Fat-fingered staff at London football team West Ham United have upset some fans following a ticket confirmation email bungle. West Ham's email to away season ticket-holders confirming their ticket for tonight's (Tuesday) Football League Cup fixture at Wimbledon was CC'd to every intended recipient. The message should have been …
I suppose yes. West Ham will have to contact everyone and apologies and tell them to delete the email.
If they don't and then deliberately misuse the data then they could well be in trouble, quite possibly much more trouble than West Ham. Handing out email addresses for footy supporters isn't likely to cause much additional harm. Email addresses are thrown around anyway. You'd be lucky not to be on a spammer's list somewhere already.
"Another problem is Outlook hides the BCC field by default. If it showed it, I'd imagine there'd be fewer cases of this happening."
And just to compound things further, at least using O365 Outlook webmail, the reply button defaults to Reply All unless you dig through the settings and change it.