Thursday, September 21, 2006

Your personal information is for sale: Italian telco in wiretapping scandal

BBC News has reports of an Italian scandal involving telecom company insiders:
Telecom Italia has been in the headlines in recent weeks
Italy's justice minister has started an investigation into whether government officials were involved in an alleged wire-tapping scandal at Telecom Italia.

The news comes a day after police said they had arrested 20 people as part of an investigation into the case.

Prosecutors say the spy ring taped the phone conversations of politicians, industrialists and even footballers.
Of course the information stored by the same telecoms companies under data retention won't be abused. Oh no. Perish the thought.

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