Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Scottish council caught out by tracked changes

It’s that old classic: sending out a Word document with information you really, really don’t want to reveal left in tracked changes.

This time the metadata culprit is Aberdeenshire County Council, which managed to send out a report on waste management, containing incriminating details of problems in tracked changes that hadn’t made it into the final report.

Even worse than the information revealed is the inference that the council had covered up the information it didn’t like on the problems – and the press has certainly taken this line.

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