27 Jan '17, 3am

Privacy watchdog fines PropNex for data breach #propertynews

This is the second time that the real estate industry has been in the news over data privacy issues in recent years. PropNex Realty has been fined $10,000 by the Personal Data Protection Commission, after it inadvertently leaked the personal data of 1,765 individuals online – the second time the real estate industry has been in the news over data privacy issues in the past three years, reported the Straits Times. The privacy watchdog began investigating PropNex in December 2015, after an unnamed woman complained that her name and mobile number, including those of her sisters, were found in an unsecured PDF file that were freely available online. As a result, she and her sisters had been receiving unsolicited marketing messages and calls from telemarketers and moneylenders. In its decision released earlier in the week, the commission noted that while PropNex removed the PDF...

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