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El Reg Email Fiasco

In News on October 25, 2011 at 8:42 am

I received a surprising email from The Register today, surprising because that’s where I usually get my daily dose of IT laughs.

 

here’s the official statement:

 

Between 8:58 and 10:20 BST this morning we sent an email to 3,521 of you that contained the names and email addresses of 46,524 of our readers.

Obviously, this was an error. The two-stage send process that is the norm for all of our mailers was over-looked because someone was in a hurry.

We would like to offer our genuine and humble apologies for the error.

If you would like to vent at that someone, their email address is here: data@theregister.co.uk.

We are in the process of blowing the whistle on ourselves to the ICO over the matter.

 

I’m not laughing this time.

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