29 Dec French Teleco Gets 250,000 EUR for Data Breach
French mobile carrier Bouygues Telecom had been fined EUR 250,000 by data protection regulator CNIL for a personal data breach where the data of around 2 million customers had been compromised by a security vulnerability for two years.
In its investigation, CNIL found that a simple change in URL on the telecom’s website exposed the personal data of B&You customers to the public.
While the company informed CNIL and immediately tried to fix the leak, it was still penalized for failing to adequately protect its customers’ personal data. The watchdog said the amount of the fine takes into consideration the telco’s responsiveness of Bouygues Telecom, which took measures to limit the impact on customers.
Source: Telecom Paper