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88 Privacy Breaches to Beware Of by Lyn Boxall, William Hioe, Kevin Shepherdson

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illustration 42 The trouble with processing personal data inaccurately

Recently, a colleague sent me a joke. It prompted me to think about inaccurate personal data and the trouble it can cause. In the joke, a man received a note from his neighbour:

“Sorry sir I have been using your wife day and night when you are not present at home – maybe using more than you are using. Now I feel very much guilt. Hope you will accept my sincere apologies.”

The man went and shot his wife.

A few minutes later, he received another message:

“Sorry sir, spelling mistake … wifi not wife.”

In the joke, a small spelling mistake caused a horrible catastrophe that could have been ...

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