E-Mail Exposes Potential Government Whistle-Blowers

Susan Hall

The House Judiciary Committee apologized Monday for compromising the identities of up to 150 potential whistle-blowers in an e-mail snafu, reports Computerworld.


After the U.S. attorney firing scandal, the committee implemented its "Write Congress to Right Justice" campaign to give Justice Department employees an avenue to report abuses within the department without fear of retaliation. Anonymous postings were not allowed, but tipsters were offered confidentiality.


But in a mass e-mail sent Friday to everyone who had participated, recipients' addresses were left visible, and the message was copied to Vice President Dick Cheney. An attempt to recall the message showed the addresses again.

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