Following reports in Norway that the UK could be a source of a leaked database of personal details on 250,000 football fans, the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) investigated.
It was reported the database contained details of those fans internationally who had purchased tickets for football matches for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
The database was believed to have been unlawfully sold on the black market, following allegations made in the Norwegian newspaper "Dagbladet". The newspaper alleged that personal information, including the passport details of 35,689 ticket purchasers from the UK, were included on a database that had been sold to an organisation in Norway.
Dagbladet reported that an individual employed by a company based in Manchester, which the newspaper described as "FIFA's official ticket provider", had offered to sell ticket lists.
But the ICO investigation started last September has found no ticket purchasers in the UK have been affected by any wrongdoing.