Data breach to be probed

Shanghai Daily - - WORLD - (AP)

UK smart­phone seller Dixons Car­phone says it is in­ves­ti­gat­ing a data breach of some 5.9 mil­lion cus­tomer bank card de­tails and 1.2 mil­lion per­sonal data records.

The re­tailer says it has con­tacted the rel­e­vant card com­pa­nies as well as po­lice and data author­i­ties but says there was no ev­i­dence of fraud on the cards as a re­sult of the in­ci­dent. The In­for­ma­tion Com­mis­sioner’s Of­fice is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter, but it was not im­me­di­ately clear whether the breach would be sub­ject to the strin­gent new data pro­tec­tion rules that came into effect last month.

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