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UK: Former social worker prosecuted for unlawful data disclosures

From the Information Commissioner’s Office: A former social worker has been prosecuted for passing the personal information of service users to a third party provider for Local Authority young person placements. Leo Kirk unlawfully disclosed referrals for residential or foster placements of vulnerable young people aged 16-18 years old. The referrals contained sensitive personal...

More details revealed on 2018 Moose jaw police privacy breach

CKOM reports: In the fall of 2018, the Moose Jaw Police Service fired two workers “inappropriately accessing police information records”, and now more details have been released on what happened in a report from the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner. In the report from the commissioner released on Tuesday, it described the privacy breaches as “snooping”....

Amazon fires employees for leaking customer email addresses and phone numbers

Zack Whittaker reports: Amazon  has fired a number of employees after they shared customer email address and phone numbers with a third-party “in violation of our policies.” The email to customers sent Friday afternoon, seen by TechCrunch,  said an employee was “terminated” for sharing the data, and that the company is supporting law enforcement in their prosecution....

Ring Fired Employees for Watching Customer Videos

Joseph Cox reports: Amazon-owned home security camera company Ring has fired employees for improperly accessing Ring users’ video data, according to a letter the company wrote to Senators and obtained by Motherboard. The news highlights a risk across many different tech companies: employees may abuse access granted as part of their jobs to look at customer data or...