KR: Telecom LG U+ fined as a third party downloads and sells customer data

Korea JoongAng Daily reports:

LG U+ was hit with 21.6 million won ($20,000) in government fines for a failure to secure customer data, which led to a massive breach and unauthorized sharing of sensitive information.

The Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) announced Wednesday that it imposed a total of 75 million won in fines on four companies: LG U+, two of the mobile carrier’s brick-and-mortar stores and a third-party company that had illegally leaked LG U+’s customer information.

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[Note:  75 million won is slightly more than $69,000.00 USD]

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