GGDs offer compensation to people whose data has been stolen


The GGDs provide compensation to around 1,250 people. These are people whose data was stolen from computer systems, the umbrella organization GGD GHOR Nederland reported on Friday. Victims can receive an amount of 500 euros.

The last letters to the victims were sent on Friday, the organization said. More than 750 people recently received a message. More than half of them accepted the proposed amount. A dozen people do not agree and the rest have not heard anything yet.

About a year ago it became known that GGD employees were exchanging private data of people who had been tested for the corona virus. This information was extracted from GGD systems and sold on online marketplaces. The main suspects were sentenced in September.

According to the Fondation Initiatives Actions Collectives Dommages Massifs (ICAM Foundation), there are many more victims than the GGD GHOR says. The foundation assumes 6.5 million possible people and has therefore filed a mass claim. About 130,000 people joined.

The foundation is claiming 1,500 euros in compensation for people whose data has been stolen. People who are in GGD systems and who were at risk of being robbed should also receive 500 euros, according to the ICAM Foundation.

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