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MasterCard monitors data breaches of its customers in Belgium and Germany

MasterCard monitors data breaches of its customers in Belgium and Germany

MasterCard has informed data protection officials in Germany and Belgium, By breaching the data of its customers that the company monitored at the beginning of this week

The Belgian watchdog said in a statement: The card company alerted it to a hack that was discovered on August 19. Confirming that it affected a large number of customer data, Especially those in Germany. MasterCard is investigating the case. It has already taken remedial steps and deleted any personal data that was posted online. EU data protection rules require companies to notify regulators of any potential data breaches within 72 hours. Inform affected customers if the breach presents a potential risk to them. It also grants the laws of the European Union It has been in effect since May 2018, The bloc’s privacy regulators have new powers to fine companies up to 4% of annual sales for the most serious violations MasterCard confirmed in a statement: “The incident is not related to the MasterCard Payments transaction network We take privacy and security very seriously and take every possible step to investigate and resolve the issue.” For his part, the head of the Belgian Data Protection Authority, David Stevens, said: “We have received a lot of questions and complaints since this incident was announced We want to reassure users.” Stevens added, We have contacted MasterCard in order to obtain additional information, The regulator is closely following the case with the Data Protection Authority and all other relevant authorities.

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