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Princess Cruises confirms a data breach of crew and guests

Princess Cruises confirms a data breach of crew and guests

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Princess Cruises confirms data breach

Princess Cruises, the cruise liner forced to halt its global operations after two of its ships confirmed on-board outbreaks of Coronavirus, has now confirmed a data breach.

The notice posted on its website, believed to have been posted in March, said the company detected unauthorised access to a number of its email accounts over four months between April and July 2019, some of which contained personal information on its employees, crew, and guests. 

The types of data potentially impacted varied by individual but could have included: name, address, Social Security number, government identification number, credit card and financial account information and health-related information.

The statement from Jennifer Garone, Director of Data Privacy, said: “In addition to our ongoing investigation, we reported this matter to law enforcement and are offering our full cooperation. As part of our regular process, we are undertaking a review of our security policies and procedures and implementing changes to enhance our security programme. We take privacy and security of personal information very seriously.”

Garone added: “We sincerely regret this occurred and for any concern that this may have caused you.” 

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