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Compostella | 00:25 Sun 17th May 2009 | Career Advice
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I recently applied for an internal vacancy and assumed that this would be confidential.

However on deadline day all the applicants were copied into a confirmation email therefore we all know who has applied.

Not only that, line managers were copied in too so pretty much everyone knows now.

Is this standard practice? I have not said anything as I don't want to jepordise my application

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Ouch! That's bad...Where to start?
I can't imagine there are any actual "laws" against it - but there may be something in the data protection act -I havent checked into it but if it was me, I would "assume" that my application was confidential.
it's (unbelieveably!) unprofessionsal though Good luck with the application though.

No laws broken but just extremely unprofessional by the HR department.
No point in saying anything - just get on with it.
I would have expected your line manager to know that you were applying (but not every other goddam line manager).
Good luck.
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