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Shell investigates posting of personal data

Times Online

The Times
February 13, 2010

The leaked list includes the names and telephone numbers of 170,000 staff

Robin Pagnamenta, Energy Editor

A full-scale investigation was under way last night into a security breach at Royal Dutch Shell as the oil company faced explaining to staff how the personal details of 170,000 employees and contractors had made their way on to the internet.

The Times has learnt that seven non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who were e-mailed a database of all Shell staff this month have been dragged into the row. read more

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Has Shell dodged £500,000 fine for being reckless with personal data?

ComputerWeekly.com

Shell staff details revealed in security breach

Ian Grant Friday 12 February 2010 03:45

Contact details of more than 170,000 Royal Dutch Shell employees and contractors have become public after a group claiming to be Shell staff concerned about the oil company’s activities e-mailed them to eco and corporate activists.

Shell has confirmed the breach, but played it down, saying it was equivalent to stealing their business cards.

Corporate activist John Donovan, who received a copy of the contact list, said he destroyed it because the details could have threatened the safety of some individuals. read more

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Contact details for 170,000 Shell employees a prize for hackers

FINANCIAL TIMES

ft.com/energysource

February 12, 2010 1:12pm

Shell’s directory leak shouldn’t be taken lightly

Shell must have been a little shocked to hear a database of its entire staff directory – all 170,000 employees – had been emailed to environmental and human rights groups.

But it’s not clear, as Ed Crooks writes on ft.com, exactly who leaked it; although it claims to be a group of 116 employees, who are apparently concerned about Nigeria:

The e-mail sets out a four-stage strategy for raising awareness of allegations about Shell’s practices in Nigeria, including campaigns to target the media and institutional investors. read more

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Unignorable thesis

Financial Times

By Louise Lucas

Published: February 12 2010 02:00

What to make of the “peaceful corporate revolution” being urged on Royal Dutch Shell, where nameless, ostensible employees are taking it to task over activities in Nigeria?

Big companies, particularly those dredging the heavily geopolitical waters of oil, inevitably come under attack. When you produce something that generates big money, often in countries where poverty is rife and human rights abuses abound, there is plenty of scope for criticism. There is also plenty of scope for confusion as to what an oil giant can and cannot do: insisting that a government’s oil revenues are funnelled into hospitals and schools is laudable, but presidents of countries are free to think otherwise. read more

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Email correspondence with Shell on database breach: 12 FEB 2010

EMAIL RECEIVED FROM RICHARD WISEMAN, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC: FRIDAY 12 FEB 2010

From: [email protected]
Date: 12 February 2010 08:30:20 GMT
To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected], [email protected]
Subject: RE: Shell Global Address Book

Dear Mr Donovan

There is no deceit and my statement was true.  An individual may chose to give out his or her card on the basis of the information it contains.  The address book along with the data it contained was distributed without the consent of anyone.

I am sure you would not counsel anyone to commit the criminal offences I drew your attention to. read more

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Shell staff details leaked to campaign groups

Financial Times

By Ed Crooks in London

Published: February 11 2010 23:16 | Last updated: February 12 2010 00:10

Royal Dutch Shell has suffered a serious breach of security after contact details for more than 170,000 employees and contractors were e-mailed to environmental and human rights campaign groups.

The database, from Shell’s internal directory, gives names and telephone numbers for all the company’s workforce worldwide, including some home numbers used for business. The e-mail was ostensibly sent by disaffected staff calling for a “peaceful corporate revolution” at the company. read more

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Which Shell official lied about employee Data breach implications?

SELF-EXPLANATORY EMAIL SENT TO MR RICHARD WISEMAN, CHIEF ETHICS & COMPLIANCE OFFICER, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC

From: John Donovan <[email protected]>
Date: 12 February 2010 00:58:57 GMT
To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected], [email protected]
Subject: Shell Global Address Book

Dear Mr Wiseman

I agreed to your request not to make the Shell Global Address Book accessible online because you stated in an email that the personal safety of some Shell employees could be compromised by its publication. This was not an off-the-cuff comment, but one made after you had the opportunity to consider and consult with colleagues more familiar with the nature and contents of the leaked directory. read more

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Confidential Shell database published on web

Times Online

The database featured a letter that set out criticism of Shell’s activities in Nigeria

The Times
February 12, 2010
Robin Pagnamenta, Energy Editor

Royal Dutch Shell was at the centre of a major security breach last night after the names and telephone numbers of tens of thousands of the oil company’s staff were circulating freely on the internet.

The details of up to 170,000 workers and contractors linked to the company, including some workers’ addresses, were contained in a database of Shell’s global workforce. read more

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