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+ - German survey company loses 41,000 survey records-> 1 1

mister_woods writes: "It's not just governments that lose private data. Germany's Chaos Computer Club (CCC) reports that market research firm TNS Infratest/Emnid has lost 41,000 private data records of their survey participants. By simply changing the customer ID number in the browser's address bar access could be gained to comprehensive survey results, including names, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses, phone numbers and much more sensitive data. A CCC spokesman described this as "unprofessional, grossly negligent and above all deeply worrying" and sees this loss as a vindication for its calls for strict regulations for public and private sector data collectors."
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