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 October 23, 2009  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance, Workplace

Germany’s rail carrier Deutsche Bahn was fined a record 1.12 million euros (1.7 million dollars) on Friday, for breaching data protection laws. Earlier this year, it emerged that the rail operator had been accessing confidential staff data including emails and bank accounts for more than a decade, in attempts to fight possible corruption.

The head of Deutsche Bahn, Hartmut Mehdorn, was forced to resign after it became apparent that 173,000 of Deutsche Bahn’s 220,000 employees had been screened this way.

Read more of the release from DPA.

The Associated Press reports that Deutsche Bahn will not appeal fthe fine.

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