Record Breach of French Government Exposes Up to 43 Million People's Data

Posted by TJ Easter II on Thursday, March 14. 2024

A French government department - responsible for registering and assisting unemployed people - is the latest victim of a mega data breach that compromised the information of up to 43 million citizens.

France Travail announced on Wednesday that it informed the country's data protection watchdog (CNIL) of an incident that exposed a swathe of personal information about individuals dating back 20 years.

The department's statement reveals that names, dates of birth, social security numbers, France Travail identifiers, email addresses, postal addresses, and phone numbers were exposed.

Passwords and banking details aren't affected, at least.

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