European Data Protection Digest

Possible Breach, Poll Shows People Want Notification Law

DATA LOSS—ESTONIA & EU

December 13, 2012

A TechWeekEurope poll found 84 percent of readers think organisations should be required to report breaches that compromise personal information. Of the more than 300 respondents, around 13 percent said the challenges of implementing a system for mandatory breach reporting would outweigh the benefits. Meanwhile, the Estonian Data Protection Inspectorate is investigating whether an electricity trader contravened data protection requirements by allowing customers to see others’ personal information in the company’s customer database. 220 Energia’s authentication system used one identifier, meaning by filling out remaining data fields with random information, users could access other customers’ accounts.
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