A local court on Friday ordered three credit card-related companies, hit by a massive data leak in 2014, to give 100,000 won ($83) to each victim, a ruling that could set a precedent for other similar lawsuits.
The Seoul Central District Court ruled in favor of a total of some 5,000 customers who filed four separate suits against KB Kookmin Card Co., NH Nonghyup Card Co., and a credit rating agency, the Korea Credit Bureau.
City Manager Michael Ciaravino’s decision to wipe out all of the data on Newburgh’s cloud has prompted Councilwoman Cindy Holmes to demand an investigation.
Holmes noted that as a result of the manager’s decision, she lost her two years of city information and personal notes.
Ciaravino said he had reason to order the information from all council members deleted.
“It had to be done immediately,” Ciaravino said during a workshop session of the council Thursday night. “This had been going on for months. I would look on my own devices and I was told my location was being shared by Michael Vatter, my location was being shared with Cedric Brown, my location was being shared with other select council people. I would reset my own settings on my own phone and turn around and it was changed again. This had gone on for a number of months where I kept asking for it to be addressed.”