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Data Breach

Parents registering their kids for GP care were shown other people's details

The website for the new system has been beset with problems since it went live yesterday.

THERE HAVE BEEN more problems with the website set up by the government for parents to register for free under-six GP care.

The online system for registration went live yesterday morning – but difficulties arose almost immediately due to what the HSE described as the “huge volumes of traffic” the website was experiencing.

In its latest update, the HSE confirmed that a “technical issue” last night resulted in the registration system shutting down entirely overnight.

“Prior to this, a very small number of people had sight of some data relating to one other individual’s application,” a statement said.

“This matter has been reported to the Data Protection Commissioner as is normal practice in such situations.”

The problem was figured out and the system was back up and running by 7am, according to the HSE.

“The HSE apologises to the families concerned.”

Poll: Will parents bring their under-sixes to the GP more now that it’s free?

Also: “We haven’t invented more children” – Minister rejects overcrowding fears as free GP care looms

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