UK: Pensions firm NOW tells some customers a ‘service partner’ leaked their data all over ‘public software forum’

Matthew Hughes reports:

Workplace pension provider NOW: Pensions has emailed a number of UK customers to warn about a data leakage caused by contractor error.

The email, seen by this publication, claims a service provider “unintentionally” posted user data to an unnamed “public software forum”. These records include biographical data (names, email addresses, and dates of birth) as well as National Insurance numbers. According to the pension provider, the data was obtained by “a small number” of third parties.

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