Watchdog probes electricity retailer over data breach

Geneco exposed 350 potential customers' e-mail addresses

The privacy watchdog is investigating electricity retailer Geneco, after the company exposed the personal e-mail addresses of more than 350 of its potential customers - the second breach of private data discovered in a week.

Last Saturday, the company e-mailed some of its potential customers to ask for a copy of their Singapore Power (SP) bill to verify their account with Geneco.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 31, 2019, with the headline 'Watchdog probes electricity retailer over data breach'. Subscribe