Goldman Sachs wants Google to fix its own email mistake (Wired UK)


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Goldman Sachs has demanded a court order to get Google to unsend
an email that the bank sent in error, according to Reuters‘ report Wednesday. The email contained “highly
confidential” information addressed to the wrong account, a mistake
on Goldman Sachs’ part that Google hasn’t yet been tempted to
rectify.

Goldman Sachs did not specify to Reuters how many clients were
affected in the situation, which occurred on June 23. Reportedly,
the mistake happened while a Goldman Sachs contractor was testing
internal changes made to Goldman Sachs’ system to meet new
requirements from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The
contractor prepared a report with sensitive client information,
including details on brokerage accounts, and emailed it to a
gmail.com address, rather than the gs.com one she intended.

Reuters says that it tried to “retrieve the report” and contact
the owner of the Gmail account without success. Google told Goldman
Sachs on June 26 that it couldn’t reach through Gmail and delete
the email without a court order. Goldman Sachs filed with the New
York Supreme Court, requesting “emergency relief” to both avoid a
privacy violation and “avoid the risk of unnecessary reputational
damage to Goldman Sachs.”

This article originally appeared on Ars Technica.

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Source: wired.co.uk
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