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A number of employees were Tupe'd from Ericsson to 3UK 6 months ago. In our measures prior to the move, we were told that there would be no location changes. However, they made an announcement 2 weeks ago to state that we were in fact moving location. As part of the communications, HR were supposed to send a list of employees with the distance difference from their current location to their new location to line managers of impacted employees. Unfortunately they sent a list of 500+ names and personal home addresses (most of which are not impacted) to a mass management dist list - again to some managers whose team members are not impacted. The list should have contained targeted employees and sent only to targeted managers for their own teams. Basically many people are unaware that there home addresses have been sent out to a mass distribution list within the company. But my concerns is that if someone finds ou that their home address has been sent to random people without their consent, have the company breached a DPA rule?