Absolute Radio’s CEO Donnach O’Driscoll has emailed users of the station’s website with a message saying sorry for sending unsolicited mail.
In the email, he says the station discovered a “matter” last week and has taken “rigorous” checks to avoid it happening again.
According to O’Driscoll, a few listeners have received unsolicited messages to email addresses previously submitted to the station. He says: We take your privacy very seriously and invest in complex security measures to protect the information that you have kindly volunteered to us. We do not, under any circumstances, sell on or otherwise disclose your data to any third party without your permission.
“We would like to reassure you that, since the matter came to light at the end of last week, we have undertaken rigorous checks and have taken additional measures to ensure our security systems are as robust as possible. Should we discover there has been any illegal access to your data we will let you know accordingly.”
An option was then given to remove personal information from the station’s database.
He finished by saying sorry: “I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Our listeners are very important to us and we are committed to providing a secure, high quality service that we hope you will continue to enjoy.”
It follows Last.fm suffering from a “leak” of password information posted online, with the online music service suggesting users change their passwords.