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.