Jul 242014
 

As reported by the Asahi Shimbun: Officers with the Gifu Prefectural Police leaked personal information to a Chubu Electric Power Co. subsidiary about residents and others opposed to a plan to construct wind turbines in their neighborhood. Their actions could constitute a violation of the Local Public Service Law that imposes confidentiality obligations on local [...]

Jul 242014
 

Wendy Knowler reports: As corporate mess-ups go, it was pretty big. A “pre-legal credit controller” employed by cellphone service provider Altech Autopage sent an e-mail to 45 of its subscribers earlier this month, many of them former subscribers, telling them to pay up or face the consequences. “We refer to your Altech Autopage account which [...]

Jul 242014
 

John Ribeiro reports that a potential class action lawsuit has been filed against eBay in the wake of its disclosure of a breach: The consumer privacy class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday by Collin Green, a citizen of the state of Louisiana, alleged that the security breach was the result of eBay’s inadequate security in regard [...]

Jul 242014
 

From the Information Commissioner’s Office: Think W3 Limited, an online travel services company, has been served a £150,000 monetary penalty after a serious breach of the Data Protection Act revealed thousands of people’s details to a malicious hacker. The company was hacked in December 2012 after using insecure coding on the website of a subsidiary business, Essential [...]