Stolen Data Prompts Wave of Remorse German Authorities Expect Tax Evaders to Fess Up

The German government says it plans to buy a CD containing customer data apparently stolen from British bank HSBC's operation in Switzerland. The move has enraged Swiss officials, but it already appears to be bearing fruit. Berlin expects a wave of tax evaders to turn themselves in over the coming days in the hope of avoiding prosecution.
Data thought to be from German customers at the Swiss branch of Britain's HSBC bank are at the center of this week's moral dilemma in Berlin.

Data thought to be from German customers at the Swiss branch of Britain's HSBC bank are at the center of this week's moral dilemma in Berlin.

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