On November 3, local time, Sweden’s largest insurance company Folksam confirmed in a press release that the personal information of nearly 1 million customers had been leaked to social media such as Facebook and Google.
Folksam apologized and has asked the company to delete the information.
During an internal audit, Folksam found that approximately 1 million personal data was shared with digital partners, some of which were considered sensitive. Folksam has asked partner companies to delete this information.
“We know this will cause customers’ attention, and we take what happened seriously. We have immediately stopped sharing personal information and requested that it be deleted.”
Folksam’s marketing and sales director said, “Our purpose is to analyze and provide customers Provide customized quotations, but unfortunately, we did not do this in the right way.”
Folksam shares personal data that may be considered sensitive, for example, someone has purchased union insurance or pregnancy insurance, and personal data that is particularly worthy of protection-personal social security number.
Folksam has asked partners who have received personal information to delete it.
Currently, there is no information that the information has been used by a third party in any improper way.
Companies that receive personal data from Folksam include Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Linkedin and Adobe.