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UK football fans in the clear following World Cup data breach Scare

Computerworlduk.com has today reported that UK football fans are in the clear after a World Cup data breach scare last year.

It had been suggested that 250,000 football fans personal details had been leaked and the source had been the UK. This led to an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office. It was reported in Norwegian newspaper “Dagbladet” that a database contained details of those fans internationally who had purchased tickets for football matches for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, and that the database in question had been sold on the black market to an organisation in Norway.

The ICO launched an investigation into the reports in Spetember 2010 but has found “no ticket purchasers in the UK have been affected of any wrong doing”.

“Our investigation has found that the ticketing database was created by a company in Germany working on behalf of the German Football Association and the FIFA World Cup Organising Committee in Germany.” Said Mick Gorrill of the ICO.

“We have concluded that there is no evidence to suggest that any person has unlawfully obtained personal information within the UK, or that any person or organisation has breached UK data protection laws.”

For more information, and to read the article in full, please go to http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/security/3256803/football-fans-data-deemed-safe-after-reported-world-cup-breach/ now.