Personal and health data belonging to approximately 10,000 people has been illegally downloaded from the Tartu-based genetic testing company Asper Biogene’s database, the State Prosecutor’s Office said on Thursday. Those affected are in the process of being notified.
A criminal investigation has been launched by the Southern Prefectural Criminal Bureau which is in the process of collecting evidence. The Data Protection Inspectorate (Andmekaitse Inspektsioon) has also initiated a supervisory procedure against the data processor.
Asper Biogene, which specializes in the diagnostics of hereditary diseases, alerted the Police, the State Information System Agency (Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet), and the Data Protection Inspectorate on November 11.
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