Dutch government sued for compensation over GGD Covid data theft

NL Times reports:

The ICAM Foundation filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Public Health, Welfare, and Sport and 34 other agencies over a data breach at the GGD health services during the coronavirus pandemic. The foundation is demanding 500 euros compensation for affected people and 1,500 euros for people who can prove that their data was stolen, NOS reports.

For a period during the pandemic, GGD call center employees had access to the personal data of everyone who had been tested for Covid-19. RTL Nieuws revealed that some GGD workers traded in this sensitive data on a large scale. According to the foundation, up to 6.5 million people may be affected.

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