Information Security Issues for New Alba Party

Only 48 hours after the dramatic launch of Alex Salmond’s Alba Party, the Herald on Sunday reported that the names of more than 4,000 people who had signed up to attend party events were inadvertently made public.  Amusingly (or not, depending on your viewpoint), the list apparently contained a number of high-profile SNP members.  The issue has now been resolved; but the fact that such a high-profile organisation in the media spotlight made such a basic error in the first place, reminds us that information security considerations are still not always given the priority they deserve in website design.