With trust, I wed thee?

With trust, I wed thee?

Summary: You'll never know how challenging it can be until you go through the experience itself.And no, I'm not talking about business recovery or a virus attack, but preparing for the big day.

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You'll never know how challenging it can be until you go through the experience itself.

And no, I'm not talking about business recovery or a virus attack, but preparing for the big day.

Things had gone well. Secured the church for an evening ceremony, chose the gowns and decided on a wedding lunch for relatives. Checked out pretty restaurant, selected a menu we could afford, went back to restaurant, paid deposit. Just when we thought we'd have one less item to worry about, my fiance forwarded me an e-mail from the restaurant with a confirmation document attached.

To say I rolled my eyes when I opened the attachment was an understatement. On top of seeing the details of our package, I could also see those of another couple's, that had been deleted away by still viewable via the reviewing tool. Ditto personal details. The restaurant manager obviously used a template, deleted away what was in the document, saved it and sent it.

Call me paranoid, but I certainly wouldn't want my mobile phone number, address or any other personal detail to be seen by a stranger. Thankfully, no credit card details were available in the document, else the manager would have unwittingly been a conduit of fraud!

I shudder to think how many of us, who go about our daily lives and take care to protect our personal data, can end up being 'betrayed' by friends or anyone with whom we have a commercial relationship with, through sheer carelessness or lack of due diligence.

In today's complex world of relationships, both online and offline, are we watching how the people around us handle our personal information?

Topic: Software

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Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently a freelance blogger and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 16 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings.

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