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Daily Dashboard | Safaricom data breach affects 11.5M customers Related reading: Infographics highlight CCPA enforcement, litigation




Techweez reports a lawsuit was filed against Kenya-based Safaricom for allegedly violating customers' data privacy. The data breach affected 11.5 million customers and revealed personal information, including identity and passport numbers, gender, age and sports-betting history. The lawsuit claims affected customers used their Safaricom phone numbers to gamble on various betting platforms registered in Kenya. The plaintiff is requesting the telecommunications provider pay Kshs 10 million to each of the subscribers affected by the data breach. The breach came to light after the plaintiff was approached by a Safaricom employee who was in possession of the data. The employee was subsequently arrested along with another employee and charged with attempted bribery and interfering with company data. 
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