Watson, Farley & Williams has yanked a webinar off YouTube after it was pointed out that a partner had accidentally revealed the identity of some of her clients and aspects of her family life.
The partner, whom RollOnFriday is not naming, was required to take the helm an hour into a presentation on risks "relating to the construction of the power plant in the LNG value chain". Understandably transfixed by the material, she failed to maximise the slides on which she was commentating, exposing a ring of blessed distraction from the power plant tedium.
Only the titles of her desktop folders were visible, granting viewers a tantalising glimpse into the professional and personal life of a WFW partner. It wouldn't be fair to reveal what they were, but disconcertingly they were all wholesome, apart from the identity of a couple of the clients.
Luckily, power plants in the LNG value chain appear to hold limited interest for people, so the video had only accrued 52 views before it was pulled down.
In a statement, WFW said, "We take matters of confidentiality seriously; the unfortunate incident in question has been rectified".
WFW should really be paying ROF a retainer for IT crisis assistance. Last year the firm rushed to remove a video from YouTube which exposed confidential client and partner information after RollOnFiday alerted it.