Monthly Archives: February 2017

Broker companies have created database of forest owners

According to Postimees, forest broker companies have created a super database of forest owners, part of which could have been leaked from agency under Ministry of Environment.

The database brings together people names, dates of birth, telephone numbers and information on their forest properties. Brokers are using phone numbers, which have not been allowed to be disclosed by telecommunication companies, as well as information about forests, which should remain locked in the forest registry of Environment Agency.

According to the head of portal Lehar Lindre, the passwords for use of registry are given also to forest consultants. “However, the Agency of Environmental Protection, administering the registry, does not know who and how much queries have made,” said Lindre.

Some private entities have personal data they should not have, but nobody knows where did the data came from.