Ie: DCU apologises for data protection breach

Dublin City University has issued an apology after the office that deals with its Intra work placements flooded hundreds of inboxes with unwanted emails.

The office subscribed a number of businesses and employers to an email list without permission. An email was sent out asking employers – many of whom had taken on DCU graduates as part of their Intra programme – to fill out a survey.

However, when a recipient replied and asked to be removed from the list, that reply was sent out to everyone who had received the emails. One employer who contacted TheJournal.ie said they had a “full mailbox” of “please unsubscribe me” emails, and that email addresses and names were plainly visible.

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