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    Update: Arrest Made in Deutsche Telekom Privacy Scandal

    In May, Deutsche Telekom admitted it had secretly combed through its own millions of call records to review the calls made by some of its executives in order to ferret out which employees leaked information to the media. There was a huge uproar, and German officials began an investigation. My previous posts are here and here.

    The Associated Press reports there has been an arrest in this case.

    German prosecutors on Wednesday said one person has been arrested in a scandal at Deutsche Telekom AG that involved monitoring managers’ call records to track possible leaks.

    Fred Apostel, a spokesman for the prosecutors’ office in Bonn, said the suspect was arrested last Thursday and will remain in detention pending completion of the investigation. He declined to identify the suspect or offer any further details.

    A spokesman at Bonn-based Telekom also refused to comment.

    Media reports have identified the suspect as Klaus T., a former head of Telekom’s division for internal investigations. According to the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung, he is suspected of fraud for embezzlement and authorizing payments for business that violates company policy.

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