European Data Protection Digest

VsZP Apologises for Breach, Faces Fines

DATA LOSS—SLOVAKIA

February 19, 2010

The Personal Data Protection Office is inspecting the information systems of state-run health insurer Vseobecna Zdravotna Poistovna (VsZP) after the company posted the personal identification numbers of 8,500 clients on its Web site, reports the TASR news service. If the inspection reveals that VsZP violated the Data Protection Act, it could face fines up to 330,000 euro, according to a data protection office spokesperson. A VsZP spokesperson described the incident as "an unfortunate mistake."
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