#Tech — 10,000 #UK Railway Users Had Details #Leaked By Free Wi-Fi Provider; #GDPR #Privacy

New York (The Verge) — Some UK railway stations’ free Wi-Fi exposed personal info for 10,000 travelers trib.al/AwB5x5T.

A free Wi-Fi service at rail stations in the UK exposed the personal information of about 10,000 people. Email addresses, dates of birth and travel information were among the details visible in an unprotected database, and stations affected included Harlow Mill, Chelmsford, Colchester, Waltham Cross, Burnham, Norwich, and London Bridge.

C3UK told the BBC that it secured the database, created between November 28th and February 12th, as soon as Fowler notified the company. C3UK did not notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), because it said the data had not been stolen or accessed by a third party. The ICO is the UK’s independent regulatory agency that oversees data privacy issues. Kim Lyons/@verge

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