Gloucestershire Police fined for sending bulk email

14th June 2018 News 5 Views

The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office has fined the Gloucestershire Police 80,000 GBP for sending a bulk email that identified victims of non-recent child abuse. A police officer sent an email that displayed the full names and email addresses of victims, witnesses, lawyers and journalists in the “To� field, rather than using the “BCC� function to protect recipient privacy. ICO Head of Enforcement Steve Eckersley said, “The risks relating to the sending of bulk emails are long established and well known, so there was no excuse for the force to break the law — especially when such sensitive and confidential information was involved

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