European Data Protection Digest

ICO Investigates Possible Data Breach

ONLINE PRIVACY—UK

October 22, 2010

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is investigating a possible data breach involving a Crown Paint Web site, The Register reports. The company's customer database was published in full online, the report states, displaying messages, names, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers and home addresses of customers who had filled in an enquiry form. The company has said it is investigating how the site became visible and has blocked further access to it. In a prepared statement, the ICO said it is aware of the possible breach and "will be making enquiries into the circumstances of the alleged breach of the Data Protection Act before deciding what action, if any, needs to be taken."
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