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Examples of data breaches

Examples of data breaches

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According to Article 33 GDPR so-called "personal data breaches" must be reported to the supervisory authority. Robin Data publishes current data breaches in this category to raise awareness. Because if the topic is neglected Data protectionyou could be subject to heavy fines.

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Data breach Microsoft customer records leaked

In December 2019, 250 million support requests to Microsoft were available online for two days. Security researchers reported the data breach to Microsoft.

British government published private addresses of stars

The British government publishes the addresses of around 1000 celebrities, politicians and private individuals who receive the traditional New Year's honours.

Data breach at Phoenix: sensitive data sent by pharmacies

An employee unintentionally sent delivery and turnover data of 211 pharmacies by fax. Data protection officers were involved.

Data failure in the district office Coburg

Allegedly deleted data on a hard drive came into circulation: Some 12,000 documents, e-mails and passwords were released.

Data breach employees fashion house H&M

The Swedish fashion house H&M is accused of having sounded out its employees. This also involved sensitive health data.

Data breakdown frequent flyer programme Miles & More

Lufthansa's frequent flyer programme confirms data breakdown. Thousands of users had access to foreign profiles.

Data breach patient data sent to wrong recipient

Nationwide NDR survey revealed that patient data is sent to the wrong recipients. Now data protection is threatened with a fine.

Data breach in medical practice: patient data online

Patient data of a medical practice publicly accessible for several months. The reason was a weakness of the router used.

Data breach at UniCredit

The Italian bank UniCredit is the victim of a hacker attack. Around three million names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers were captured.

Data breach at Adobe

Due to a security vulnerability, 7.5 million data of users of the Creative Cloud were publicly accessible. Read what you should be aware of now.

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GDPR infringements are punished with heavy fines. Find out which data protection infringements are suspected and secure yourself.
120.000 € because the security of the app "Skolemelding" for communication between school staff, parents and pupils was not guaranteed.
35,000 euros fine for violation of three Swedish laws at once. Information about creditworthiness published.

Caroline Schwabe

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