Energy Data millions stolen by Dutch energy supplier

Sep

14

2016

Network Management in the Netherlands and Netherlands Energy announced that the energy data of two million households has been owned by an energy supplier that should not have access to it. The data would be retrieved by an employee of the supplier.

It concerns data such as annual, type of connection the termination date of the contract and address. The data are registered in a central register. In a press release speak the associations ‘alleged’ theft, but also let them know that there are reports of theft is done by the Personal Authority. The data have been owned by an energy supplier. What that is, not the organizations call.

Martijn Boelhouwer, spokesman for Network Management Netherlands, late Tweakers know that an employee of an energy supplier has requested data from two million households through a system. The employee should see similar data, but never had to ask for a similar amount of data. “It is unacceptable that the data are accessed in this way,” says director AndrĂ© Jurjus of Network Management in the Netherlands press release.

Because the employee abuse has exercised his option to view data from the central register, Netbeheer Netherlands has the energy supplier in question denied access to the system at this time. The energy supplier says that the theft was committed by one employee, who now no longer works for the company.

The relevant energy supplier, according to the network operators can use the data to send offers for energy contracts by post. The network operators have demanded that the supplier of the data it has obtained possession destroys about currently runs a lawsuit.

Update 20:08 pm: Added Remarks of spokesman Netbeheer Netherlands.

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