NZAF apologises for email privacy error

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has apologised after it accidentally shared members’ email addresses in its Christmas e-cards.

“The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) genuinely regrets that we made a human error when sending out our Christmas e-cards and mistakenly disclosed our member’s email addresses by failing to BCC all the recipients,” Executive Director Shaun Robinson says.

The error exposed 370 members’ email addresses, but NZAF notes that it was their member database – not their client database – that was involved.  I bet they’re feeling some relief  over that, as it would have been worse if clients’ identities or email addresses had been disclosed.  That’s not to minimize the privacy breach they did have, but just to put it in some perspective.


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