Facebook told to provide insurance following data breach by Phillipines Data Privacy Regulator

10/30/2018 6:14:00 AM

Source: Business Insurance

The Philippines’ data privacy regulator told U.S.-based Facebook Inc. to provide free identity theft insurance to nearly 800,000 users following a data breach in September, Techno Chops reported. The National Privacy Commission also told Facebook to provide fraud protection measures after the breach compromised users’ details including name, phone numbers, emails, gender, address and birth date. The data breach affected 50 million users across the world and 775,973 user accounts in the Philippines.