Monday, April 16, 2012

Virgin Employee Violates Data Privacy of Customers

A Virgin Atlantic employee has resigned amid allegations she took information about customers from the airline booking system and passed on details about eight celebrities. A source at the airline said it was investigating who could access its booking system. It is alleged the recipient was a London-based paparazzi agency named Big Pictures.
"The security of customer information is our highest priority...The allegations that have been raised are extremely serious." - Virgin Atlantic spokeswoman
The Guardian newspaper reported that celebrities included actresses Sienna Miller, Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow; singers Robbie Williams, Cheryl Cole, and Nicole Scherzinger, and footballers Ashley Cole and Jermain Defoe.
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Sources:
(a) Worker quits over privacy breach - The Press Association, 4/6/2012

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