SMRT-backed start-up accidentally reveals users' personal e-mail addresses

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

SINGAPORE - A company that received seed funding from SMRT has accidentally revealed the personal e-mail addresses of all its users, numbering about 500, which could be in breach of data protection rules here.

The start-up, mobilityX, last Friday (Aug 10) sent a mass e-mail to users of a smartphone app it created, called Jalan, to introduce a new feature, when it committed the administrative gaffe.

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