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T-Mobile UK employees sold customer data

November 26, 2009

T-Mobile UK employees sold customer data: ”

Workers at T-Mobile UK have been selling customer data to brokers who work for the competition, T-Mobile and the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office said on Tuesday.

In an announcement from the ICO, the agency does not name the operator involved, but T-Mobile acknowledged that it alerted ICO about the data breach.
Employees sold details about customers’ contracts, including the date that their contracts end, to brokers, according to the ICO. T-Mobile competitors bought the information and then called customers prior to the expiration of their contracts to offer them deals with the new operator, ICO alleges.

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