Will Scully-Power

How secure is your customer data?
November 18, 2009, 5:22 am
Filed under: Data | Tags: ,

An 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.

The watchdog said staff sold details relating to customers’ phone contracts, including their names and addresses and contract expiry dates.

Rival companies bought the information and used it to make cold calls to the customers offering them a new contract with a new network, the Information Commissioner’s Office said.

Full Story: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/biz-tech/telco-admits-employee-sold-private-customer-data-20091118-ilrk.html

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