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Data of thousands of Dutch citizens leaked from government Covid-19 systems

February 8, 2021

The personal data of thousands of Dutch citizens has been leaked from the systems of Municipal Health Services (GGD), the organization that coordinates Covid-19 testing and vaccination policy in the Netherlands.

Because of outdated systems and insufficient access control, almost all GGD employees had access to sensitive information, which has been illegally traded on the internet.

The data breach involves data from two GGD systems – CoronIT, which contains the private data of Dutch citizens who have taken a coronavirus test, and HPZone, an electronic file for source-and-contact research performed by the GGD. Addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and citizen service numbers were accessed.

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