Monday, September 27, 2021

personal data

Hack exposed personal data of entire Swiss town, report says

Data included names, addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers and residency permit information for non-Swiss nationals, among others.

China passes tough new online privacy law

State-run and private companies handling personal information will now be required to reduce data collection and obtain user consent.

Rela denies personal data used for automatic registration of members

It says automatic registration is against Section 6(1) of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010.

Facebook says hackers ‘scraped’ data of 533 million users in 2019 leak

The data included phone numbers, birth dates, and email addresses according to media reports, although Facebook says it did not include passwords or financial details.

Time to rethink the culture of collecting and sharing personal data

Much of the information collected by companies is not even necessary for the running of its business, but many customers give it up without a second thought.

After Singtel, now SIA suffers major data leak

Some 580,000 Singapore Airlines customers have had data compromised by a leak from an external air transport IT company.

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