UK and Canada’s data chiefs join forces to investigate 23andMe mega-breach

June 12, 2024

The data protection watchdogs of the UK and Canada are teaming up to hunt down the facts behind last year’s 23andMe data breach.

The two-dog wolfpack of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) will look at whether the biotech biz’s breach caused any customer harm, whether the appropriate safeguards were in place to prevent the incident, and if they were adequately candid with regulators at the time.

John Edwards, UK Information Commissioner, said: “People need to trust that any organization handling their most sensitive personal information has the appropriate security and safeguards in place.

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