- Aug 20, 2008
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
The spreadsheet of PlusNet users was sent in an unsecure format by a BT lawyer
BT has admitted it sent the personal details of more than 500 customers as an unsecured document to legal firm ACS:Law, following a court order.
The news could put BT in breach of the Data Protection Act, which requires firms to keep customers' data secure at all times.
The e-mails emerged following a security lapse at ACS:Law.
A BT official admitted "unencrypted" personal data was sent, adding it "would not happen again".
BBC News - BT embroiled in ACS:Law porn list breach
BBC News - Fresh ACS:Law file-sharing lists expose thousands more
With Sky or BT broadband? I'd switch.
Go Virgin Media and Talk Talk for refusing to hand over customer details :2wave:
Oh and I looked at the list, some include credit card details.