How not to send an email

Harriet Harman’s campaign for Labour Deputy Leader doesn’t really seem to be at the cutting edge of technology: sending out an email to several hundred councillors and sticking all their addresses in the to/cc fields is just asking for an unhappy recipient to hit “reply all” … and indeed they did.

(It’s also highly questionable data protection practice to expose people’s personal data – their email addresses – to all and sundry in this way. Rather ironic for a leading Labour figure to be so slapdash with personal data when Labour is so keen on getting the government to gather up even more data about ourselves in future. Perhaps their next manifesto should promise, “Big Brother wants your data, but it’s ok – we won’t let Harriet near it”?).

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5 Comments

  • welshproudliberal 4th Jun '07 - 1:13pm

    Thats awesome!

    God forbid she becomes deputy PM, images of Brown being away and her sending an email to Angela Merkel slagging off Nicholas Sarkozy and accidently copying him in.

    Ah, pure genius.

  • tonygreaves 4th Jun '07 - 1:58pm

    The follow-up emails are even more amusing. Email is an ever-present disaster waiting to happen. (And let none of us ever forget it – Mike Storey won’t).

  • Yasmin Zalzala 5th Aug '07 - 4:22pm

    It was not the email that exposed the Liberal Democrats wanting to replace me with a white man.

    I was visited by the chair of the constituency in my home and told to move on to leave the way clear for a white man with a large majority on the council estates, as my political career is finished in Manchester Withington as Labour will always use the race card to defeat me.

    This was followed by a campaign of lies, deceit, complacency and a turning a blind eye on the ground that ‘may be they have a point as electoral success is the key.

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