EU police agency blames human error for data security breach

EU police agency blames human error for information security breach

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- European Union police company Europol on Wednesday blamed human error for a breach of its data safety guidelines by a former staff member that reportedly led to dossiers containing info about terrorism investigations getting to be visible on the web.

Dutch investigative television present Zembla reported that a Europol staffer -- in a breach of the agency's tight security principles -- took dossiers residence and copied them to a backup drive that was linked to the net.