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Exclusive: Addleshaw Goddard in ironic email blunder
27 May 2016
has made an ironic error after accidentally revealing the identities of a number of its clients to each other while trying to promote a data protection event.
Earlier this week the firm sent an email to clients advertising the benefits of attending an Addleshaw Goddard seminar on data protection. One of the highlighted points for consideration was the "
Practical steps to ensure your suppliers do not put you in breach of data protection law
”. Unfortunately the email was sent without blind-copying any of the recipients. As one commented to RollOnFriday, the irony of making a "
cock-up in an email selling your services in relation to data protection is almost off the scale
"It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife."
The other strand of the seminar was “
How to conduct a security review and what to include in your data breach response plan
”. Clients witnessed Addleshaw's data breach response plan first-hand when the firm swiftly dispatched the dreaded ‘recall’ email, which "
only served to highlight the slip-up even further
". One client suggested to RollOnFriday that it might be a cunning ruse to create a practical example for the upcoming talk.
A spokesman said, "
On this occasion we clearly haven't put into practice what we preach. It was an uncharacteristic faux pas and we immediately apologised to those contacts on the distribution list
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Mass emails? Even teeny firms have a CRM database with a mailer - it's even more embarrassing for AG to show how little they have invested in their own technology.
I got this. Come to think of it, not sure I consented to marketing emails in the first place...
If by "immediately apologised" they meant "recalled the original email and then resent it shortly afterwards with addressees blind copied" then yes, they apologised. I, however, am still waiting for any apology in the traditional sense! Also, the addressees (too many to count) weren't clients, simply Linkedin contacts of the sender whose emails they had scraped off the website. Poor form.
Not really a suprise...
It's not the first time AG has had issues like this.
"Addleshaw Goddard in massive HR email cock-up"
10:15 - How could you possibly know that?
Proving once again how utterly rubbish the various "awards" and associated events are, please note that Addleshaws was "highly commended" in the "Next Generation Innovation" in the dim dark and distant past of 2015: http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/news/2409930/first-legal-innovation-awards-recognises-new-thinking-in-law
Any out of work CRM managers...On your marks, get ready, goooooooooooo!
Let's not allow ourselves to be preferably unheard by those who would not recognise our contribution to this world
Haha, I remember the HR trainee review thing. The funny part is that they claimed it was a 'junior member' of the HR team, when it was actually the head of HR.