Wednesday, November 18, 2009

T-Mobile admits employee sold private data by Reuters: Yahoo! Tech

An unfortunate data security case study for T-Mobile

A employee of mobile phone operator T-Mobile is facing prosecution after selling personal details of thousands of British customers to rival companies in an alleged major breach of data protection laws.

In a statement, T-Mobile UK, part of Deutsche Telekom AG, said it had contacted the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) after discovering an employee was passing on the information and it believed the investigation would result in a prosecution.

T-Mobile admits employee sold private data by Reuters: Yahoo! Tech

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