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Sega leaked personal information through Google Maps

Part time job applicants revealed to public for seven months.


Sega disclosed today that an internal miss earlier this year made personal information for part time job applicants available for public viewing through Google Maps over a seven month period.

The information leak covered 115 people who applied for part time debugging jobs at Sega between March 17 and July 24. As a means of better discerning applicant locations, Sega input name, address, gender, age, birth date and current job information into Google Maps.

The resulting map data was accidentally left public, and remained so from March 19 through November 3 when internal and external sources revealed the leak. The use of the mapping service was stopped on that date and the information removed.

At present there have been no reports of damages through improper use of the information, Sega says.

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