European Data Protection Digest

Police Investigating Illegal Disclosure of Telecommunications Data

DATA THEFT—CYPRUS

March 5, 2010

Police investigating the illegal disclosure of telecommunications data are hoping to determine why a company employee gathered information on 22 individuals and provided it to a private investigator, the Cyprus Mail reports. According to police, the data--which included phone numbers of callers and those receiving the calls as well as the dates, times and durations of each call--was illegally passed on to a private detective by a former CyTA employee. CyTA Chairman Stathis Kittis has said that, due to the investigation, those affected by the breach will first be contacted by police, but in the future, CyTA will be apologising to them directly "for failing to completely protect their privacy."
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