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McDonald's rejects accusations made for leaking financial data of its customers

A post on independent blog post hackernoon claimed that McDonald's India is leaking data of 2.2 million users.

By Franchise India Bureau
McDonald's rejects accusations made for leaking financial data of its customers

Recently, an independent blog claimed that fast food major, McDonald’s is leaking personal data of more than 2.2 million user. 

The company has assured its customers that its website and app do not store any financial data. An official spokesperson, McDonald's India (West & South) said, "We would like to inform our users that our website and app do not store any sensitive financial data of the users like credit card details, wallets passwords or bank account information.” 

A post on independent blog post hackernoon claimed that McDonald's India is leaking data of 2.2 million users. To which, McDonald’s made this statement. 

The blog claimed, "The McDonald's India app, McDelivery is leaking personal data for more than 2.2 million of its users which includes name, email address, phone number, home address, accurate home co-ordinates and social profile links.” 

Hardcastle Restaurants, the franchisee of McDonald's for West and South India operations rejected the claims and said that its website and app has always been safe to use.

The statement said, "The website and app has always been safe to use, and we update security measure on regular basis.” 

However, it also suggested its users to update McDelivery app on their devices. 

The statement added, "As a precautionary measure, we would also urge our users to update the McDelivery app on their devices.”

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