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Turkey: KVKK announces data breach suffered by Doctor's office

The Turkish data protection authority ('KVKK') announced, on 9 July 2020, a data breach suffered by Doctor Atadan Egemen Koyuncu. In particular, the KVKK highlighted that the data controller suffered a cyber attack on 5 July 2020 which affected the patient information system and that the violation was detected on the 6 July 2020. In addition, the KVKK noted that the number of people affected by the violation is estimated to be 10,000, although the exact number is unknown as the patient information system can no longer be accessed by the data controller.

Moreover, the KVKK stated that information affected by the data breach includes the patient's personal information, email addresses, phone numbers, detailed information about health, medical histories, examination findings, and laboratory results. 

You can read the press release, only available in Turkish, here.