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Law Firm Alleged To Have Exposed Data

DATA LOSS—UK

September 29, 2010

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is investigating a breach involving the personal data of 10,000 people, reports eWeek. The firm ACS:Law is at the center of the investigation due to allegations that the firm exposed the data on its Web site. ACS:Law has been tracking Internet users suspected of illegal file sharing, according to the report. On Monday, Privacy International announced that it is planning legal action against the firm for the breach. The ICO said it will be contacting the firm "to establish further facts of the case and to identify what action, if any, needs to be taken."
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