Courts fined $9,000 for second data breach in two years

No — it’s not the judiciary, but an electronics retailed in Singapore named Courts. Lester Wong reports:

Electronics retailer Courts has been fined $9,000 for failing to secure customers’ personal details such as names, mobile numbers and addresses, the second time in two years that it has been found to have breached data protection laws.

According to a written decision by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) published last Friday (Oct 16), a Courts membership programme marketing e-mail sent out on Aug 31 last year exposed the personal data of 76,844 customers to the risk of unauthorised access and modification.

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