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Joining us on this episode of the Tech Legal Matters podcast to explain the options we have regarding the Experian Data Breach is Lucien Pierce, an attorney in South Africa who specializes in Cyber Law including data protection and privacy.
The Experian Data Breach story is sounding stranger than fiction with each new piece of information that is discovered. This time, it turns out the alleged fraudster has done business in 2017 with a business Experian acquired in 2019.
The Experian data of millions of South Africans and businesses has been leaked on the internet. It contains sensitive information such as ID numbers and company bank details.
In this episode of the Tech Legal Matters podcast, we take you through everything you need to know about the Experian Data Breach. What their CEO, Ferdie Pieterse has shockingly said, what the banks are saying, and a social engineering incident that led to a 77-year-old woman losing over R100,000.
To get to the bottom of the events leading up to the public disclosure of the Experian South Africa data breach, iAfrikan spoke to the Office of the Information Regulator of South Africa.
Ferdie Pieterse, CEO at Experian South Africa, answers iAfrikan's questions on the data breach the company suffered. Pieterse confirms they didn't detect that the person was impersonating a customer and they sent them the database.
The South African subsidiary of Experian, an Irish-domiciled global consumer credit reporting company, has suffered a data breach which it is reported potentially exposes the personal data of 24 million South Africans.