Ralph Riegel reports:
Files containing confidential information on private security staff were discovered in a box left unattended in an industrial estate.
An investigation by the Data Protection Agency (DPA) is now under way into the discovery of files at Frankfield Industrial Estate in Cork.
The files were removed by Cork County Council officials yesterday — and the DPA is now going to contact the private training agency involved.
The Irish Independent understands that personal details on up to 30 individuals were involved, including passport data, home addresses and telephone numbers.
The individuals affected had all signed up for a private security training course.
The company was identified on some of the documentation recovered as Archangel Ltd.
Read more on The Irish Independent.