BUPA data breach affects at least 108.000 customers


A data breach in BUPA healthcare insurance group was created by an employee who removed information from at least 108.000 customers at its international division, the company has said in a statement.

Sheldon Kenton, Managing Director of Bupa Global (formerly Bupa International) said: We recently discovered an employee of our international health insurance division (which is called ‘Bupa Global’), had inappropriately copied and removed some customer information from the company. Around 108,000 international health insurance policies are affected.

The information does not include any financial or medical data, and relates to a portion of customers with international health insurance.

Customers of Bupa’s local (domestic) health insurance businesses are not affected, and not all of the Bupa Global division’s 1.4 million international health insurance customers are affected.

We are contacting those customers who are affected to apologise and advise them as we believe the information has been made available to other parties. The data taken includes: names, dates of birth, nationalities, and some contact and administrative details including Bupa insurance membership numbers.

Any concerned customers can contact BUPA at enquiries@bupa-intl.com or call helpline on +44 (0)203 901 1925.

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