Friday, December 15, 2006

Greek privacy watchdog fines Vodafone $100m over wiretapping scandal

Greek data protection authorityIt seems that the Greek data protection authority is a little more determined to punish privacy lawbreakers than many others around Europe. They have just fined Vodafone $100m for lax phone network security that allowed unknown hackers to wiretap the Greek prime minister as well as senior military officers, human rights activists and journalists (thanks, Dave!). George Danezis has more about the original hacking offences.

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