Reply to post: Re: It's 2016 for cripes sake....

ICO slaps HIV support group with £250 fine following email blunder

David Roberts

Re: It's 2016 for cripes sake....

Most email users (especially the nearly 50% below average intelligence) probably haven't even heard of BCC let alone know what the acronym stands for.

Charities especially should make it a priority to brief all volunteers on committees about the risks of exposing email addresses.

I know of at least one which doesn't.

Not really surprising if the majority of staff members are recruited for their public facing "touchy feely" skills and IT is a sort of bolt on afterthought with a lot of functions outsourced to 3rd parties. Quite possibly there may be nobody truly IT literate within the organisation.

Data Protection is used as a mantra for not doing stuff which might cost money but there is probably no true awareness throughout the company {allegedly}.

A few more incidents and fines and this might filter through - if this is reported widely enough in the popular press and not just in the "techical" press.

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