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#Data Breach

# data-breach - Monday 30 March, 2015

Immigration officer accidentally leaked world leaders’ passport numbers

An email with the details was inadvertently sent to the wrong person by an Australian immigration department worker.

# data-breach - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Alan Shatter loses appeal against Mick Wallace data breach decision

The former minister was found to have broken the law when he made comments on RTÉ’s Prime Time about Wallace benefiting from garda discretion.

# data-breach - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

There were 24 data breaches in Joan Burton's department this year

Most of the cases were due to “genuine error”, the Tánaiste said.

# data-breach - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Data breach made student grant applications visible on website

The grant applications included bank account information and details of parents’ incomes.

# data-breach - Monday 1 December, 2014

David Hall: What New Beginning is doing has been an abysmal failure before

David Hall: What New Beginning is doing has been an abysmal failure before

The mortgage debt advocate has slammed the planned mortgage-to-rent scheme.

# data-breach - Sunday 30 November, 2014

New Beginning ‘didn’t sell clients data… an email was sent by mistake’

Co-founder Ross Maguire denies that the information was sold.

# data-breach - Monday 24 November, 2014

Ex-Garda working as a PI illegally obtained info from PULSE

Information from PULSE and from the ESB was provided to the investigator, who was trying to trace people for a number of credit unions.

# data-breach - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Again? Irish Water sends customer's private details to the wrong person Exclusive

“If I’d made half the mistakes they made today, I’d lose my business…”

# data-breach - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Laptop containing children's personal details stolen from car of HSE staff member

The laptop contained the age groups, schools, addresses and phone numbers of a number of children.

# data-breach - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords Exclusive

“It’s an absolute shambles,” one affected customer said, after waiting on the phone for an hour to speak to Irish Water’s customer care team.

# data-breach - Friday 3 October, 2014

Biggest US bank reveals 76 million customers were hacked

User contact information, like names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, was compromised.

# data-breach - Thursday 31 July, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s Thursday – and here’s all that you need to know as you start your day.

# data-breach - Monday 14 April, 2014

1 in 5 US internet users have had bank account details and personal data stolen - survey

It shows a sharp increase since the last survey in 2013.

# data-breach - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

It's Data Protection day - are you up to speed on your data privacy rights?

European data protection reform could be introduced before the end of this year.

# data-breach - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

# data-breach - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Column: The EU seems just as interested in your data as the NSA

Searching questions need to be asked over what type of data the EU retains – and what it does with this data, writes David Moloney.

# data-breach - Friday 15 November, 2013

Column: The Loyaltybuild breach shows it's time to take data protection seriously

In countries lucky enough not to have suffered under a police state, data protection concerns do not always alarm the ordinary citizen. We need to wake up, writes Fergal Crehan.

Loyaltybuild boss writes open letter apologising to customers as more firms hit by breach

The data breach has affected up to 1.5 million customers across Europe. The gardaí and the Data Protection Commissioner are investigating.

# data-breach - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Stolen credit cards may have been used fraudulently in Loyaltybuild breach

The Taoiseach and Minister of State for Tourism are calling for companies to put extra resources into protecting customer’s card details.

# data-breach - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Breach on new driving licence website affects 721 people

The ‘Contact Us’ form on the new website was not refreshing as quickly as it should have and so details of users remained when the next users went to fill it in.

Over 500,000 potentially affected by loyalty scheme breach

An initial inspection report has found that the names, addresses and other details of some 1.12 million clients have also been compromised.

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Poll: Do you have concerns about using your credit card online?

More details of a major security breach have appeared this morning.

# data-breach - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Supervalu warns 38,000 customers over possible data breach

A potential security breach was uncovered at a loyalty-programme company that runs the “Getawaybreaks” promotion for the supermarket chain. The Data Protection Commissioner has been informed.

# data-breach - Monday 7 October, 2013

Eleven breaches of patient data at HSE hospitals in six months Exclusive

The HSE said breaches could have included the placing of a referral letter in the wrong chart or the a document sent to a person with the same name as a patient.

# data-breach - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the government asking Facebook for users’ information and intervention in Syria.

# data-breach - Friday 23 August, 2013

Data breach involving payments to current and former IBRC staff Exclusive

Dozens of current and former staff at the former Anglo Irish Bank have been affected by the data breach.

# data-breach - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Ming: Shatter released info about me, but I'm not saying what that info is Ming V Shatter This post contains videos

Ming: Shatter released info about me, but I'm not saying what that info is

Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan would not discuss the substance of a complaint he has made to the Data Protection Commissioner about the Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

# data-breach - Friday 21 December, 2012

UK: Jobseekers could be remotely monitored on compulsory website

The website allows unemployed users to upload a CV to be matched to suitable job openings.

# data-breach - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

O2 admits to loss of tape which could have customers’ personal data

The mobile phone company, which has 1.6 million customers in Ireland, says there is a “low risk to customer data privacy” and says the tape is likely to be still in an O2 building.

# data-breach - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Data Protection Commissioner investigating secondary schools' security flaw

The data watchdog has asked the manufacturer of potentially vulnerable software to provide a full list of affected schools.

# data-breach - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Irish pupils' records at risk in major data protection threat Exclusive

A single username and password can be used to log into dozens of school management systems, can reveal.

# data-breach - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Breaches of patient information addressed by new guidelines

HIQA issues document for health and social care workers to try to prevent privacy of patient data being breached.

# data-breach - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are 9 things to know as you start your day…

# data-breach - Friday 31 August, 2012

Airtricity under investigation after disclosure of customer information

The utility company claimed the matter was no longer under investigation but the Data Protection Commissioner has confirmed its investigation is ongoing.

# data-breach - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…

Personal info of YouPorn chat service users compromised, says company

It is not clear how many people were potentially affected by the breach of the chat service affiliated to the popular pornography website.

# data-breach - Friday 17 February, 2012

More than 8,000 Eircom StudyHub customers hacked in data breach

Usernames and passwords were compromised in the attack on the exam support service.

# data-breach - Friday 10 February, 2012

Eircom criticised by DPC over slow reporting of laptop data breach

Bank account details of some 550 customers may be at risk as Eircom has only now revealed a data breach that occurred last year.

# data-breach - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Hospital data breach wider than Tallaght, says CEO: report

Meanwhile, a Freephone number has been launched for Tallaght Hospital patients worried about their information.

# data-breach - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

19-year-old Essex man arrested over CIA and Senate hacking

An English teen is suspected of being involved in the ‘LulzSec’ hacking movement, which denies any involvement.