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Email Mistake Exposes Personal Info For G20 World Leaders

  • Cnet, Monday, March 30, 2015 5:18 PM

A staff member at Australia's Department of Immigration accidentally cced an outsider on an email which included personal information about 31 world leader's attending the G20 Leader's Summit last year. The email included passport numbers, dates of birth and visa numbers for US President Barack Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping, among others. The error happened when the employee that wrote the email selected the wrong email address from an autocomplete field. 

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