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Rogue employees sell passport data of World Cup fans
alaaron | September 12, 2010 at 03:05 amby
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Reports are coming in that the Information Commissioner's Office has started investigating FIFA, the world football governing body, over allegations that details of thousands of World Cup fans' - including their passport data - were accessed by one or more members of staff and then sold on the black market.
It is alleged that the details of more than 35,000 English fans - who visited Germany for the 2006 World Cup - had their passport and allied data sold to ticket touts for marketing purposes.