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ajm

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To cut a long story short, I have come across a recruitment agency's web-site where it is possible to view candidate's CVs.

Whilst I wish to inform the agency concerned about this, I also do not want to blamed for accessing this.

What is the best way to inform them or just leave it as it and don't bother?

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uk-wizard

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Go to a phone box - if you can find one that works - and phone them.

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Forum Editor

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is let them know - unless the people concerned have given consent the operators of the site are inadvertently breaching the data protection laws.

No blame can attach to you because you discovered the error.

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ajm

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The CV and data can be seen when a certain url is entered for the domain. As the site was designed using opensource software ( Wordpress), and with a bit of knowledge that anyone familiar with WordPress, it was possible to see this data.

I was only able to see the data out of curiosity as I was doing some research for a client of mine who also operates a recruitment agency and I was interested in the source for the web-site and in particular the wordpress plug used.

I am surprised that the web-designers / developers did not set the security of this site. Other sites made by the same company using WordPress seem to be secure.

My own site and a few others I have created were also tested and these are secure.

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