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# Data Breach

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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.
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.
Photocopies of college students' passports left in a skip on busy street
The college says all of the sensitive information has been recovered.
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.
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.
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 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.
New Beginning 'didn't sell clients data... an email was sent by mistake'
Co-founder Ross Maguire denies that the information was sold.
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.
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…”
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.
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.
Biggest US bank reveals 76 million customers were hacked
User contact information, like names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, was compromised.
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.
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.
Hackers steal more than 16 million email account details in Germany
The BSI uncovered the security breach after it ran an analysis of botnets, which can be used to carry out attacks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Poll: Do you have concerns about using your credit card online?
More details of a major security breach have appeared this morning.
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.
Eleven breaches of patient data at HSE hospitals in six months
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.
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about the government asking Facebook for users’ information and intervention in Syria.
Data breach involving payments to current and former IBRC staff
Dozens of current and former staff at the former Anglo Irish Bank have been affected by the data breach.
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.
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.
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 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.
Irish pupils' records at risk in major data protection threat
A single username and password can be used to log into dozens of school management systems, can reveal.
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.
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.
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.
More than 8,000 Eircom StudyHub customers hacked in data breach
Usernames and passwords were compromised in the attack on the exam support service.