Covid phone tracking

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Re: Covid phone tracking

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed May 20, 2020 3:22 pm

tom p wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:16 pm
Bird on a Fire wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:57 pm
Here's hoping. I wouldn't be surprised if there's some difference between your employer and a shady bargain-basement contractor like Serco though.
well yes.
I was going to reply to your previous post that *this* isn't what raises questions about the systems they are going to use; the fact that it's SERCO raises such questions!
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Re: Covid phone tracking

Post by Gfamily » Wed May 20, 2020 3:56 pm

tom p wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:29 pm
headshot wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 12:55 pm
They should be using a secure email distribution platform. BCC will result in a ton of those email going to spam.

I'd be hammering them with GDPR right now...
Big f.cking deal. 300 people who will be working together will have each others' email addresses now.
It's the most pathetically tiny thing ever.
But the system that allowed that, also allowed this (when sending out just a newsletter)

Highly sensitive medical information exposed and a £180,000 fine.
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Re: Covid phone tracking

Post by tom p » Wed May 20, 2020 10:04 pm

Gfamily wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:56 pm
tom p wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:29 pm
headshot wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 12:55 pm
They should be using a secure email distribution platform. BCC will result in a ton of those email going to spam.

I'd be hammering them with GDPR right now...
Big f.cking deal. 300 people who will be working together will have each others' email addresses now.
It's the most pathetically tiny thing ever.
But the system that allowed that, also allowed this (when sending out just a newsletter)

Highly sensitive medical information exposed and a £180,000 fine.
Unless I missed something, 56 dean st is not operated by serco, so no, it didn't. A different system did. Or are you positing that all computers are part of the same system?

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Re: Covid phone tracking

Post by Gfamily » Wed May 20, 2020 10:27 pm

tom p wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 10:04 pm
Gfamily wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:56 pm
tom p wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:29 pm

Big f.cking deal. 300 people who will be working together will have each others' email addresses now.
It's the most pathetically tiny thing ever.
But the system that allowed that, also allowed this (when sending out just a newsletter)

Highly sensitive medical information exposed and a £180,000 fine.
Unless I missed something, 56 dean st is not operated by serco, so no, it didn't. A different system did. Or are you positing that all computers are part of the same system?
Gfamily wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:55 am

Any sensible email system should be configurable to automatically flag a "Should you be sending these as BCC rather than CC ?" for any new email that has more than 'n' people 'CC'd.

And it require more than a simple "click' to send regardless.
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Re: Covid phone tracking

Post by shpalman » Thu May 21, 2020 9:10 am

molto tricky

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Re: Covid phone tracking

Post by tom p » Thu May 21, 2020 2:54 pm

tom p wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 10:04 pm
Gfamily wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 3:56 pm


But the system that allowed that, also allowed this (when sending out just a newsletter)

Highly sensitive medical information exposed and a £180,000 fine.
Unless I missed something, 56 dean st is not operated by serco, so no, it didn't. A different system did. Or are you positing that all computers are part of the same system?
Gfamily wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 10:27 pm
Gfamily wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:55 am

Any sensible email system should be configurable to automatically flag a "Should you be sending these as BCC rather than CC ?" for any new email that has more than 'n' people 'CC'd.

And it require more than a simple "click' to send regardless.
How do you know they use the same email system? Aside from it almost certainly being Outlook?

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