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Virgin Atlantic employee resigns over information leak allegation

ITV has reported that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will be making enquiries into allegations that a Virgin Atlantic employee passed on celebrities’ flight details to a a London picture agency.

Princess Beatrice, singer Cheryl Cole and actress Sienna Miller are among those whose details are reported to have been handed over.

The accused employee resigned in the wake of the accusations but is understood to deny the claims.

The Information Commissioner’s Office said:

“The ICO takes all breaches of the Data Protection Act seriously. Any organisation processing personal information in the UK must ensure they comply with the law.

“We will need to make further inquiries to establish the precise nature of the alleged incident before deciding what action, if any, needs to be taken by this office.”

Virgin Atlantic is looking into the allegations and has said it would “deeply regret” any concern caused to the passengers believed to be involved.

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