French DPA investigating data breach involving 33 million individuals

09/02/2024 | French DPA

France's data protection authority, the CNIL, has opened a data breach investigation into third-party payment operators Viamedis and Almerys. The reported incident concerned payments for health and mutual insurance companies, affecting over 33 million individuals. 

Additional commentary in The Register.

In related news, the CNIL has notified a number of healthcare providers to remind them of their obligations to implement appropriate security measures concerning the protection of patients' medical records. The move comes after the CNIL discovered several instances of illegitimate access to patient data within 13 healthcare providers. 

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