[LINK] Digital disaster as online security firm loses personal data in the mail
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Tue Jul 10 15:17:26 AEST 2012
At 02:58 PM 10/07/2012, David Boxall wrote:
>Why was it detected as SPAM? The fact that all the links point to
>send. ladoo. com. au/ might have something to do with it.
Now that is interesting. Is that a 3rd party mailing service?
I have been watching this happen with a few government agencies who
outsource their distribution procedures.
I looked them up. They appear to be a content management service.
The reason I raise it with departments is because they are handing
over mailing lists to a 3rd party without consent, not to mention the
tracking processes embedded in their emails. I have not succeeded in
getting them to acknowledge that this is a potential breach of the
privacy act. The best I could do with one organisation is unsubscribe
and insist that they contact the 3rd party to remove my email address
from their database. Of course I have no way of knowing if the latter
part occured. And to date I haven't seen any advisory on any mailouts
from other government departments to indicate to the receivers that
the mail is coming from a 3rd party.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
jwhit at janwhitaker.com
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