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Germany outraged by data theft scandal

German politicians are being urged to tighten data protection laws after a state privacy watchdog said information on the entire German population was available and being traded online.

By Harry de Quetteville

Last Updated: 8:52PM BST 20 Aug 2008

Thilo Weichert, data commissioner from the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, also said that bank account details of up to 20 million people were also being bought and sold illegally.

His comments have added to a rapidly widening scandal that began last week in Schleswig-Holstein, when a compact disc of data arrived at the state's consumer protection agency.

On examining the disc, the agency discovered addresses and bank details on 17,000 individuals, which had been copied by a whistle-blower at a call centre where they were being used.

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Tags: germany, internet, privacy
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