‘Tis, it seems, the season for accidental dissemination of confidential documents.
Guardian News & Media has revealed the names and email addresses of 170 contributors and tipsters who are in the payment of the company. The gaffe was a result of the accounts department forgetting to hide the Bcc: address box on an email asking people for their bank details.
One Guardian snout outed on the email said: Ã¢â‚¬Å“I wrote back saying how cheesed off I was with mine being disclosed and judging by some of the other names below, I guess theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be a bit unhappy too. As The Guardian continues to lay into Darling on the confidential child benefit files, isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t it slightly ironic that it is doing something similar?Ã¢â‚¬