25 Jul Swedish Transport Agency Troubled Over Massive Drivers’ Data Leak
Sweden – According to news last Monday, the Swedish Transport Agency is under fire over a a botched up outsourcing deal with IBM that resulted in a major data leak. The incident exposed personal information of drivers throughout Sweden, including military and police transportation records.
In 2015, reports said that Eastern European IT staff passed a contract from Transportstyrelsen (the Swedish Transport Agency) that did not undertake the necessary clearance regulations. IBM executives were said to have access to every data and log in the file.
According to Private Internet Access head Rik Falkvinge, the data included photographs, complete names, police register identification, residential addresses of Air Force fighter pilots, as well as information about personnel in confidential military units.
To date, the Transport Agency’s director general Maria Ågren was removed from position this year. Authorities investigation revealed she was negligent in managing confidential data.
Source: ZD Net