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

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illustration 46 Hitting the “send” button and regretting it

Your Honour, I plead guilty to the following offences that I committed by hitting the “send” button too quickly on my PC, laptop and mobile devices:

  I attached files containing personal data and other confidential data and sent it to the wrong addressee. It happened because I did not check the email address that was “auto-filled” by the email software after I had keyed in the first two letters of the intended recipient’s name.

  When I forwarded an email to a colleague for information, I forgot to delete the earlier discussion thread. It contained highly sensitive personal data that my colleague ...

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