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German survey company loses 41,000 survey records

mister_woods (949290) writes | more than 6 years ago

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mister_woods writes "It's not just governments that lose private data. Germany's Chaos Computer Club (CCC) reports that market research firm TNS Infratest/Emnid has lost 41,000 private data records of their survey participants. By simply changing the customer ID number in the browser's address bar access could be gained to comprehensive survey results, including names, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses, phone numbers and much more sensitive data. A CCC spokesman described this as "unprofessional, grossly negligent and above all deeply worrying" and sees this loss as a vindication for its calls for strict regulations for public and private sector data collectors."
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Company should have used Polyscribe CCE (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#24115635)

Polyscribe CCE protects sensitive data and controls and tracks how the information is accessed through the Internet. Pretty cool program which is available to the US Government and now available to the general public. I saw that the web translates into multiple languages including German.
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