EE: RIA unlikely to be fined over mass photo hack, victims not compensated

ERR News reports that a recently reported data security incident is unlikely to result in any monetary penalty or compensation claims:

A recent hack by a single individual of close to 300,000 personal identification photos from the State Information System (RIA) is unlikely either to result in compensation to those whose data was stolen, or in a fine for RIA, ETV news show ‘Aktuaalne kaamera’ (AK) reported Friday night. A RIA spokesperson said in theory the leaked data could be used for setting up fake social media accounts.

Since those whose photos were obtained did not suffer any negative consequences of the hack, no compensation is due, RIA says.

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