UK Information Commisioner’s Office Urges Organisations to Revisit Their Bulk Email Practices

After failures by HIV Scotland has been fined £10,000, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is urging organisations to revisit their bulk email practices

The breach involved an email to 105 people which representing people living in Scotland with HIV. All the email addresses were visible to all recipients, and 65 of the addresses identified people by name.

An ICO investigation found shortcomings in the charity’s email procedures. These included inadequate staff training, incorrect methods of sending bulk emails by blind carbon copy (bcc) and an inadequate data protection policy.

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