EU Police Agency Blames Human Error for Data Security Breach

By Mike Corder

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European Union police agency Europol on Nov. 30 blamed human error for a breach of its data security rules by a former staff member that reportedly led to dossiers containing information about terrorism investigations becoming visible online.

Dutch investigative television show Zembla reported that a Europol staffer — in a breach of the agency’s tight security rules — took dossiers home and copied them to a backup drive that was linked to the Internet.

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