Commissioner To Review Company’s Safeguards
DATA LOSS—U.S.December 5, 2012
eSecurity Planet reports California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has said he will conduct a review of Nationwide Insurance’s cybersecurity measures to be sure it’s efforts adequately protect customers’ personal information. The planned review is in response to a breach of Nationwide’s computer system database in October affecting customers seeking a price quote from Nationwide or one of its affiliates over a 13-month period. The data breached included Social Security numbers, names and—in some states—driver’s license numbers and dates of birth. The company alerted those potentially affected beginning on November 16. Jones said Nationwide has agreed to update the commissioner’s office on the findings of its internal investigation.