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Italian privacy body fines dealers EUR 500,000 for Sim fraud

Thursday 18 June 2015 | 11:36 CET | News
Italy's data protection authority, Garante Privacy, has fined 14 dealers a total of over EUR 500,000 for using the personal data of 142 people to issue Sim cards without their knowledge. The Sim cards were subsequently used for criminal activities, said the watchdog, which added that the fines were imposed after a complex investigation by Italy's financial police. The investigation found several cases of Sim cards being issued in the names of people who had never been in the geographical area in which the cards had been activated. The investigation remains ongoing and further fines of up to

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