Feb 152010
 
 February 15, 2010  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S.

Rene Beekman reports:

Companies are continuing to collect more personal data than absolutely necessary, Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection (CPDP) chairperson Veneta Shopova said.

The practice of scanning or photo-copying ID documents was continuing, despite this being against Bulgarian law, Shopava said in an interview with Bulgarian news agency BTA.

Among the companies that abused personal data were mobile operators. Almost every month the commission received tip-offs from people whose personal data had been abused, Shopova said.

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Shopova said there had been several cases of abuse of personal data by Bulgarian media.

Read more in The Sofia Echo.

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