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# Data Breach
INM has written to individuals who may be affected by alleged data breach at company
The letter also details former chairperson of INM Leslie Buckley’s involvement in the breach.
# Data Breach
'My mistake, I'm sorry': Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg testimony to Congress released
Zuckerberg will testify tomorrow amid the firestorm over the hijacking of data on millions of Facebook users.
INM CEO says 'the truth will prevail' about alleged massive data breach
Details of the ODCE affidavit have leaked through media outlets.
# Data Breach
'There’s a strange atmosphere’: INM staff on how they're coping with data breach controversy
Many journalists’ confidential sources may have been compromised.
# Cambridge Analytica
Data Commissioner 'actively supervising Facebook’s progress in cleaning up its act'
Up to 45,000 Irish Facebook profiles may have been affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach.
# Data Breach
Cambridge Analytica: UK regulator probing Facebook over data used in political campaigns
Facebook has admitted that data of up to 87 million users was shared with Cambridge Analytica.
# Cambridge Analytica
Up to 87 million people impacted by Facebook data breach
It was previously thought that 50 million users had been affected.
# Independent News And Media
Explainer: What on earth is going on at INM?
An alleged significant data breach at Independent News and Media has come into the public domain.
# Data
Gay dating app Grindr under fire after revelation it shared users' HIV status with third parties
Grindr said in a statement that sharing data with the specific third parties was “industry practice”.
# Cambridge Analytica
Zuckerberg says there was a 'breach of trust' between Facebook and its users
“I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I’m responsible for what happens on our platform.”
# Data Breach
Explainer: What is Cambridge Analytica? The firm at the heart of Facebook's alleged data breach
The communication firm is accused of stealing information from 50 million Facebook users’ profiles.
# Data Breach
Library records of 20 people in Dublin edited to include sexually explicit information
The details of the case were outlined Data Protection Commissioner’s annual report, published today.
# patient data
Calls for public bodies not to be exempt from fines after details about 18 patients found on street
Last week in Drogheda, documents containing personal data from hospital patients was found by a local man on the street.
# major breach
Uber covered up massive hack that stole personal information of more than 57 million drivers and customers
So far, there’s no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a blog post by Uber’s recently hired CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi.
# Oops
Yahoo had said 1 billion accounts were hacked. Now, it's saying 3 billion were
“Whether it’s 1 billion or 3 billion is largely immaterial. Assume it affects you,” said a security expert.
# Data Breach
Missing AIB customer details found after bag handed into Galway business
About 550 customers were affected.
# hack
Affair website Ashley Madison fined just $1.6 million for massive data breach
The settlement comes after a hacker group released what was said to be personal data on millions of people.
# Data Breach
Yahoo confirms at least 500 million accounts hacked
The company said the attack may be “State sponsored”
# Investigation
Couple find psychiatric reports beneath mattress in their rented Wexford house
The HSE said it is taking the matter “extremely seriously” and is investigating.
# Aircoach
Bus company used CCTV video 'unfairly' to catch driver using mobile phone
The airport bus operator was found to have obtained the footage improperly.
# Data Breach
Irish drone register allowed access to personal details of 2,000 members
The Irish Aviation Authority said the error was down to a technical issue which has now been resolved.
# Data Breach
Irish Water 'tightened controls' after customer bank details were sent to the wrong people
The utility claims in records released under freedom of information that ‘extra staff training’ was instigated at no cost following the data breaches in March 2015.
# check in
Glitch in Ryanair app let users access other people's boarding passes
The office of the Data Protection Commissioner has been in touch with the airline.
# 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.
# Data Breach
Photocopies of college students' passports left in a skip on busy street
The college says all of the sensitive information has been recovered.
# Oops
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.
# shattered
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.
# Social Protection
There were 24 data breaches in Joan Burton's department this year
Most of the cases were due to “genuine error”, the Tánaiste said.
# University of Limerick
Data breach made student grant applications visible on website
The grant applications included bank account information and details of parents’ incomes.
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
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
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.
# drip drip drip
Again? Irish Water sends customer's private details to the wrong person
“If I’d made half the mistakes they made today, I’d lose my business…”
# Data Breach
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
New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords
“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
Biggest US bank reveals 76 million customers were hacked
User contact information, like names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, was compromised.
# Online Security
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.
# my business
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.