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Goldman Sachs Group is trying to get Google to delete a sensitive email sent in error, according to a new report from Reuters
 
An outside contractor working for Goldman Sachs reportedly emailed highly confidential brokerage account information to a random Gmail address on June 23. The contractor was testing changes to the bank's internal processes.
 
The contractor's intention was to send the email to a "gs.com" account, but accidentally sent it to a "gmail.com" account instead. 
 
Although the email contained confidential client data, it's currently not clear how many customers were affected. Goldman Sachs attempted to contact the Gmail account holder, but received no response.


The bank then asked Google to locate the email and delete it before a huge security breach unfolded, but the tech giant can only do so with a court order.
 
Goldman Sachs ended up filing a complaint last Friday in a New York state court in Manhattan.
 
"Emergency relief is necessary to avoid the risk of inflicting a needless and massive privacy violation upon Goldman Sachs' clients, and to avoid the risk of unnecessary reputational damage to Goldman Sachs," said Goldman Sachs.
 
"By contrast, Google faces little more than the minor inconvenience of intercepting a single email - an email that was indisputably sent in error."

Source: Reuters





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