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Vodafone Italia record data requests prompt privacy concerns

Monday 9 June 2014 | 10:39 CET | News
The disclosure by Vodafone that its Italian unit had received 605,601 law enforcement requests for access to customer data in 2013 has prompted an outcry from privacy groups about the scope of the surveillance. "It's unacceptable that governments are carrying out surveillance work so massive, widespread and indiscriminate as that revealed by Vodafone's report," said Antonello Soro, chairman of Italy's data protection authority Garante Privacy, adding that it was equally unacceptable that "governments have access directly to the phone calls of citizens outside the safeguards prescribed by law

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Vodafone Italia
Countries: Italy
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