Sentech confidentiality breach
BY TRACY BURROWS
[Johannesburg, 26 July 2004] - Sentech has e-mailed a database of MyWireless users to some of its clients, in what one user described as a "serious breach of confidentiality".Astonished MyWireless clients forwarded copies of the database to ITWeb this morning, saying it had been attached to an e-mail they received from Sentech at the weekend. The e-mail purported to contain an attachment outlining Acceptable Use Policy. The Excel database includes names, addresses and contact numbers of around 1 500 users.
User groups who have campaigned to get Sentech to improve its MyWireless service said this morning that they were hoping to arrange a meeting with Sentech soon. "We don't want to fight with Sentech over things like this," one said. "We just want the service to work properly."Sentech's GM of marketing, Michelle Potgieter, said this morning she had no knowledge of the incident, and that she would look into the matter.
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