Jul 052016
 July 5, 2016  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S.

Sean Duffy reports:

The Data Protection Commissioner is to investigate if Vodafone mobile and broadband customers have been exposed to a potential privacy breach.

That’s after it emerged that anyone can check the balance on any Vodafone customer’s account with a simple phone call.

Anyone calling the Vodafone customer careline can enter any Vodafone phone number and automatically hear the balance information – even if it is not their own phone and without the account holder’s permission.

Read more on Independent.ie.

Vodafone’s response is that it’s not a data protection breach because an account balance is not identifiable personal information.

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