The Typeform data breach that shook the internet world last week now appears much more shocking and far-reaching then initially speculated. At that time, Typeform did not clearly mention the affected customers. Rather it summed up by saying that it is notifying the affected customers directly. However, the recent reports and repeated confessions about data breach from a number of organizations give us a hint of the Typeform’s victimized clientele. In this Typeform breach update, we report the data breaches faced by various political parties. One of the initial entities that confirmed data breach right after the news about Typeform breach surfaced online, is the Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC). After receiving the notification from Typeform, they quickly published a media release about the incident.
TEC used Typeform’s forms for ‘election services’ for the past three years. The breached data includes electors’ names, email addresses, date of birth, and enrolment addresses. TEC committed to informing the affected electors about the breach.
On July 2, 2018, three days after the Typeform data breach, Britain’s Liberal Democrats Party also confirmed in a post on its website about the data compromise. They also ‘voluntarily’ reported the matter to ICO. As explained in the statement,