European Data Protection Digest

DPC Investigating Adobe Breach; Staysure Breach Reported

DATA LOSS—IRELAND & UK

January 9, 2014

ZDNet reports Ireland's Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has been investigating Adobe’s breach last year that involved the theft of about 38 million records. The DPC began its investigation in October, the report states. "This office immediately launched an investigation into the matter, which is still ongoing," the DPC said in the statement. Meanwhile, in the UK, insurance carrier Staysure has notified 93,389 customers of a breach exposing personal and payment card data. Personal information and three-digit card verification values were compromised in an October cyber-attack, Out-Law.com reports, and the company reported the beach to the relevant authorities, including the Information Commissioner's Office.
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