Re: Bureaucracy fines bureaucracy, nothing changes
> It would be nice to think that somebody who was genuinely accountable had been held personally to account
It won't help because these kinds of mistake are too easy to make. Government departments (and companies, really) should be required to deploy email clients/servers/relays that refuse to send if there are more than 5 external addresses in either the To or cc fields.
Clearly there are people who need to send to more than 5 legitimately, but the software can have white lists for sending out (just as there are blacklists/junk lists for spam) so that a positive action is required to circumvent the idiot check.
Microsoft could, dare I say it, voluntarily provide such a facility as a corporate social responsibility thing.