Privacy Advisor

Hacker Posts Information on Six Million Chileans

June 1, 2008

By Pablo A. Palazzi

Chile

Hacker Posts Information on Six Million Chileans


A computer hacker in Chile published the confidential records of six million of Chile's 16 million residents on the Internet. The information was allegedly obtained by hacking into government servers, and was posted on a technology-related blog. The data included ID card numbers, addresses, telephone numbers and academic records. The hacker left a message saying the aim was to demonstrate the poor level of data protection in Chile.


Pablo A. Palazzi is a privacy attorney in the law firm of CABANELLAS, ETCHEBARNE, KELLY & DELL'ORO MAINI based in Buenos Aires. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Argentina. He may be reached at pablo@palazzi.com.ar.