Crash test dummies

Tuesday, 4 July 2006, 5:27 PM EST

Many firms are using live customer data to test applications.

Almost half (44 per cent) quizzed in a UK survey admitted they used valid information to run systems through their paces, a practice that leaves them potentially liable under the Data Protection Act (DPA), which prohibits organisations from using data for purposes other than those for which it was collected.

At The Register.

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