The Oxford University Labor Club (OULC) broke data protection rules by making the email addresses of subscribers to its mailing list public, in a newsletter email sent last night. At least 100 email addresses have been leaked, less than a week after the Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA) made a similar error.
Some recipients of the email claimed not to have seen any other email addresses, while others said they had seen over 100, a discrepancy likely due to the emails being sent in batches. staggered to different students.
The violation is likely against the law, due to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) stating that email addresses should be treated with confidentiality and kept private.
Additionally, it violates the SU Data Protection Handbook, which states that clubs and corporations must use Bcc (Blind Carbon-Copy) in all mass emails.
In response to the violation, the OULC Co-Chairs stated The Oxford Student, “We apologize for this sleight of hand, we will make sure it does not happen again. If anyone has been personally affected, please email us â.
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