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Ex Ofcom employee offered new employer huge data cache.

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DV
DVB Cornwall
Thankfully the new employer reported the incident back to the regulator

Ofcom is facing up to the biggest data breach in its history after a former employee offered a hoard of potentially sensitive information on TV companies to his new employer, a major broadcaster.

The media regulator has sent out letters to dozens of TV companies that hold an Ofcom licence to broadcast in the UK explaining the data breach.

“On 26 February we became aware of an incident involving the misuse of third-party data by a former Ofcom employee,” said a spokesman for Ofcom. “This was a breach of the former employee’s statutory duty under the Communications Act and a breach of the contract with Ofcom.”


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10-Mar-2016 @ 12:36
WH
Whataday Founding member
Why would you do that? Just why?
DA
davidhorman
What sensitive information would Ofcom need to hold about TV companies?
DV
DVB Cornwall
What sensitive information would Ofcom need to hold about TV companies?


Loads of it, discussions re-regulation, cases for new services, international matters, frequency allocation, disputes with other broadcasters, compliance matters, complaint handling etc. etc.

Look at all the redacted paragraphs in Ofcom published Broadcaster submissions for new service licences, specifically removed so that competitors don't see it.
RK
Rkolsen
What sensitive information would Ofcom need to hold about TV companies?


Loads of it, discussions re-regulation, cases for new services, international matters, frequency allocation, disputes with other broadcasters, compliance matters, complaint handling etc. etc.

Look at all the redacted paragraphs in Ofcom published Broadcaster submissions for new service licences, specifically removed so that competitors don't see it.

Wow - almost everything you listed is readily available on the FCC website. Only redactions I've seen are related to money for affiliation agreements.
ST
steveboswell
Update on this story: "UKTV sacks executive for offering to leak Ofcom data"

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/mar/17/uktv-executive-ofcom-data?CMP=share_btn_tw

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