European Data Protection Digest

DPA Says Organisations Not Protecting Data


February 24, 2012

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (CBP) says information about patients "is there for the taking" at some Dutch pharmacies, reports. In a study of 15 public and private organisations, the CBP found that local authorities and amusement parks are also vulnerable. "We were shocked by the results," said CBP Chairman Jacob Kohnstamm. "The most simple rules for good security are not being followed." Nine investigations are still ongoing, but the CBP said the organisations it looked at did not use secure website addresses or protect passwords properly.
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