Health data leak: 1.5 million euro fine against Dedalus Biologie

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Following a massive health data leak disclosed in the press concerning nearly 500,000 persons in February 2021, the French Authority for Data Protection (CNIL) has fined (fr) the company Dedalus Biologie 1.5 million euros mainly for failure to comply with its data security obligation.

Dedalus Biologie is an application software editor and commercializes health and diagnosis e-management tools for biomedical analysis laboratories.

The amount of the fine was determined with regard to the seriousness of the breaches, and especially taking into account the fact that health personal data had been disclosed. The amount of the fine decided by the CNIL against Dedalus Biologie is the maximum amount permitted by French regulations. This is the first fine in this sector.

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