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Autofill a privacy hazard?

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:40:49 -0700
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To: "public-privacy (W3C mailing list)" <public-privacy@w3.org>
G20 world leaders' data emailed to football organisers

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32115443>

The passport numbers and visa details of 31 world leaders were accidentally emailed to the organisers of the Asian Cup in Australia before the G20 summit in Brisbane in November 2014.

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The breach was said to be the result of "human error", with the sender forgetting to check the auto-fill function in Microsoft Outlook's email service before hitting send.

David Singer
Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 30 March 2015 23:41:18 UTC

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