Following a data breach affecting the personal information of an estimated 95,000 customers, IKEA has reported the incident to Canadian privacy authorities.
In a statement, IKEA Canada claimed that some of its customers’ personal information appeared in the results of a “generic search” conducted by a colleague using IKEA’s customer database between March 1 and 3 of this year.
“The protection of our customers’ personal information is a top priority for IKEA, and we have promptly alerted the Canadian Privacy Commissioner’s Office and affected customers to this incident.” “We have also evaluated and updated our internal protocols to ensure that such an issue does not happen again.” The statement said.” Our consumers will not be forced to take any action.”
According to IKEA Canada letters distributed to affected customers, some of the leaked information includes consumers’ names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and zip codes. Customers’ IKEA Family loyalty program numbers may also have been compromised, the letter said.
Although there is no mention of the data breach on IKEA Canada’s website, the breach affects consumers who have signed up for the store’s loyalty program but have never visited the website.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has received a breach complaint from IKEA Canada (OPC).
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