Jul 302013
 
 July 30, 2013  Breaches, Non-U.S.

Cynthia O’Murchu and Elizabeth Rigby report:

The UK’s tax office, British Telecom and British Gas have unwittingly provided sensitive personal data to private investigators using illegal methods, according to a report penned by the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Private investigators have been able to “blag” bank account information from British Gas, obtain details of individuals’ income and tax paid from HMRC and acquire private information from British Telecom, according to the leaked unredacted report, which was published by investigative news agency Exaro.

Read more on Financial Times.

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