European Data Protection Digest

RBS Announces Breach

DATA LOSS—UK

September 2, 2011

SearchSecurity.co.UK reports that the pay rates of 3,000 contract staff were exposed when a staff member at the employment agency Hays e-mailed 800 RBS employees with the details. "We are extremely disappointed that confidential personnel data has been shared by one of our suppliers," the bank said in a statement. "This is unacceptable and we are taking action to address this issue." The bank stressed that no customer information was compromised.
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