Greek Agency Fined Over Taxpayer Data Breach

Law360, New York (August 12, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT) -- Greece's Data Protection Authority on Friday hit a unit of the country's Finance Ministry with a €150,000 ($200,000) fine for failing to safeguard the personal tax information of almost every Greek taxpayer that the authority said ended up in the hands of marketing companies.

The DPA said it found last year, as part of its oversight of companies active in the marketing of personal data, that some of the companies possessed income tax returns and other records for millions of Greek taxpayers. The information had come...
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