KPMG Mexico Could Be Facing Fine of Up to $1.6 Million For Huge Data Leak Blunder

Jason Bramwell reports:

Mexican authorities said KPMG Mexico could be fined as much as 30 million pesos (about $1.57 million) for exposing the confidential payroll data of employees at 41 of its clients, which was housed in an unsecured database that wound up on the Internet.

According to El Economista, the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) will decide whether KPMG was in compliance with the requirements of Mexico’s federal laws on personal data protection and, if not, whether the firm deserves a hefty penalty.

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