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Two Swedish Ministers Resign Over Data Security Scandal

In a move to limit the political fallout from a security breach that may have led to the mass disclosure of citizens’ private information, two Swedish ministers on Thursday resigned from the government. In one of the...

by LibertiesEU

In a move to limit the political fallout from a security breach that may have led to the mass disclosure of citizens’ private information, two Swedish ministers on Thursday resigned from the government. In one of the largest data breaches in Sweden's history, sensitive data may have been leaked to contractors in Romania and other Eastern European countries, who were working on a project outsourced to IBM Sweden. While the full extent of the leak is unknown, Swedish's prime minister announced the resignations of Home Minister Anders Ygeman and Anna Johansson, the infrastructure minister.

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