Gardai apologise for data breach after email reveals 1,700 email addresses

Eoghan McNeill reports:

An email account operated by the Gardaí yesterday inadvertently circulated the personal email addresses of 1,500 people after an administration error.

Dublin North Central Gardaí sent a community policing information bulletin to 1,746 people, failing to hide recipients’ addresses to others receiving the newsletter.

Email addresses can be considered “personal data” in certain circumstances and thus are subject to Ireland’s data protection laws.


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