Names and telephone numbers of suspects in terrorism probes carried out by the EU police agency Europol have been posted online by accident. The Hague-based agency, which coordinates police efforts across the EU, told this website on Wednesday (30 November) that an ex-staff member had taken the data home in contravention of security protocols. “The concerned former staff member, who is an experienced police officer from a national authority, uploaded Europol data to a private storage device while still working at Europol, in clear contravention to Europol policy,” said Jan Op Gen Oorth, a spokesman from the agency, in an email.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: EU Observer