Ie: Inquiry into data breach at college

Elaine Keogh reports:

The Data Protection Commission is investigating a data breach by a college, which led to applicants being given portfolio assessment marks of other applicants instead of receiving just their own result.

As part of the application process, prospective students for the Bachelor of Arts course at Cork Institute of Technology must include a portfolio of their work and it is assessed and marked out of 600.

The names and addresses of each of the 137 applicants who had been successful and selected to go to the next stage of the process were also part of the email that was sent to all those who received the email.


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