If you play Star Trek Online, you are probably perfectly familiar with the name "Butts", and he requires no introduction. If you don't, then suffice to say that Butts was a longtime member of the STO community with a history of being provocative and controversial. Butts is also banned from Star Trek Online: the reason and (il)legitimacy of his ban is irrelevant to our discussion here and it won't be discussed further.
What will be discussed is how the player who owned the Butts character found out. After taking a sabbatical from the game over christmas, Butts returned to find in-game mails and private tells from other players gloating about his pending ban.
Consider: If a member of PWE is prepared to violate Butts' privacy to gloat, what's to stop them violating your privacy for the same reason? Or any other?
Take a moment to think about it: How would you feel about someone from PWE deciding that they can get a new flatscreen TV by selling your e-mail address to a mailing list? Your name and address to a direct mailing company? Your banking details to someone intending fraudulent transactions or identity theft?
I urge you all to demand that the people who accepted and redistributed this data obtained through a breach of privacy receive severe sanctions; account deletion or permanent banning would be appropriate, since who knows what other things (e.g. ships, consoles, weapons, powers, Duty and Bridge officers not available to the general, non-cheating playerbase) they have obtained through this relationship.
I urge you all to refrain from giving PWE any further money - via microtransactions or the steam wallet - until they have acted to ensure that this breathtaking breach of trust is remediated and there can be no risk of repetition.