AU: St George distributes client emails

Leonie Lamont reports:

St George Margin Lending services has shared the email addresses of some 500 of its clients with other clients in a mass email sent out by the bank.

A copy of the email, in which the addresses are contained, was sent to BusinessDay by one client.

‘‘Big privacy screw-up: It lists 500 emails – including mine – of SGML clients,’’ the client wrote. ‘‘When I rang they said they ‘retracted’ it. Which apparently means if you didn’t open it, it is replaced by another email. I opened it already hence I have the private emails of 500 SGML clients. No apology email either.’’

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