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Linked: US Customs Loses Photos, Travel Docs, and License Plate Data in Breach

This is not a good look, and it’s reason #1 why we should be questioning the need to capture and store all of this data in the first place. It’s nearly impossible to keep it totally secured, but it also seems like they aren’t even trying that hard.

“US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has confirmed that a data breach has exposed the personal information of travelers into and out of the US. The data reportedly includes photos and travel documents, but the real problem here is the data wasn’t even being stored on a CBP network. The agency points the finger at an unnamed contractor, which copied CBP data to its network where it was later stolen.”

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