Personal data of job applicants and referees at risk after unauthorised access at connected third party

Synopsis

In early June 2018, the company disclosed in a statement on their website that although their connected vendor had suffered a security breach there was no evidence that their job applicants’ information had been compromised.

However, the company then posted a second statement after receiving an update from their vendor that while investigations are continuing "on the balance of probabilities" their vendor believed certain personal data had in fact been accessed. The exposed data could have included applicant information (contact details including name, email address, physical address and telephone number) and referee information (including name, email address and telephone number) and employment information at the time the reference was provided (including company, title, and the length of the relationship with the applicant).

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