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Zütphen, T. van

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Focus - Germany | 25/08/2008

Trade in German data

The German consumer advice centre in the state of Schleswig-Holstein recently uncovered a massive case of customer data abuse. Call centres across Europe now have access to the German data, Focus magazine reports. "Experts observe that unimpressed by the scandalising reports of stolen data, ... consumers are still being lured by international data collection scams as if nothing had happened. ... The Federal Republic is in a data trap. Reports surface on a daily basis about the mind-boggling extent of the data theft. King Customer now watches in amazement as his address, telephone and bank information are transmitted throughout the country, passed back and forth between disreputable enterprises and big name companies on the one hand, and dubious call centres and their subsidiaries on the other."

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