Orange sanctioned by French regulator after customer data breach

Orange has received a public warning from the French privacy watchdog Cnil after personal details of more than a million of its customers were leaked on the internet. Orange notified Cnil of the problem in April, blaming a technical fault at one of its marketing suppliers. Almost 1.3 million customers were affected, with their name, birth date, email and phone numbers made public.

Read more on Telecompaper. The warning is a reminder that entities need to check out/audit their vendors carefully before contracting with them to ensure that they have adequate data security controls in place.

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