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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Estonian Papers for Sale

MOSCOW ) -- Confidential Estonian documents containing personal details of hundreds of thousands of people are available on the black market, Estonian police, quoted by the Baltic News Service, said Saturday.

For some 50,000 kroons (nearly $4,000), anyone can purchase a CD-ROM containing a list of owners of mobile telephones and their telephone numbers, or a list of all property transactions, for example.

The lack of protection of governmental and administrative data is not only a source of income for criminals, but it also means that they are sometimes better informed than the police.