Personal data of 500 app users revealed accidentally

The company inadvertently included its users' e-mail addresses in the "to" address field in an e-mail inviting users to test a new mobile wallet called Kaki.
The company inadvertently included its users' e-mail addresses in the "to" address field in an e-mail inviting users to test a new mobile wallet called Kaki.PHOTO: REDDIT/CHICKENBRUSHETTA

A company that received seed funding from SMRT has apologised for accidentally revealing the personal e-mail addresses of its 500 users.

The start-up, mobilityX, committed the administrative gaffe last Friday when it sent a mass e-mail to users of a smartphone app it created, called Jalan, to introduce a feature.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2018, with the headline 'Personal data of 500 app users revealed accidentally'. Print Edition | Subscribe