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T-Mobile Employee Pleads Guilty

PRIVACY LAW—UK

July 27, 2010

A former T-Mobile employee pleaded guilty last week in a Chester Crown Court to 18 charges of violating the Data Protection Act, reports The Register. The case stems from the illegal sale of millions of T-Mobile customer records that were used by marketers to poach subscribers nearing the end of their contracts, says the report. According to the report, the staffer has yet to be sentenced, and another employee will enter a plea on November 23 in relation to his role in the theft. The Information Commissioner's Office responded to the plea, saying, "We are pleased with this outcome."
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