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Privacy lawyer Gerald Shamash has told the Guardian that the allegations a Virgin Atlantic employee passed on information about eight celebrities is "extremely worrying" and "this could be the tip of the iceberg".
Mr Shamash also said advance knowledge of the whereabouts of celebrities was the "bread and butter" of life as a picture agency or tabloid newspaper.
Reacting to the allegations that an employee at Virgin Atlantic passed the flight details of eight celebrities including the footballer Jermaine Defoe to a paparazzi agency, a spokeswoman for the footballer said:
"This is a serious breach of privacy. We'll be consulting with our lawyers and investigating the matter further."
Virgin Atlantic sources told The Guardian that four of the eight celebrities whose flight details were allegedly leaked to a paparazzi firm, flew on the dates given by the airline employee.
Ashley Cole and Sienna Miller were pictured in Heathrow and Los Angeles respectively, on the dates allegedly provided. The other four celebrities are believed to have cancelled their flights.
A Virgin Atlantic employee has quit after allegedly passing on eight celebrities details to a global paparazzi firm, according to The Guardian.
The celebrities included actresses Sienna Miller and Gwyneth Paltrow, footballer Ashley Cole and his former wife and singer Cheryl.
Virgin Atlantic said they are "deeply concerned" by reports that eight celebrities flight details may have been passed on to a paparazzi agency by a former employee.
A Virgin Atlantic employee has quit after allegedly sending details about at least eight celebrities flight details to paparazzi agency, according to The Guardian.
The celebrities included singers Robbie Williams and Nicole Scherzinger, Actress Scarlett Johansson and footballer Jermaine Defoe.
A Virgin Atlantic employee has resigned after allegations she sent a paparazzi agency the private flight details of celebrities, The Guardian claims.
Emails seen by the newspaper indicate that a supervisor for the airline passed information about at least eight celebrities to the agency.