Ie: Private investigator to be tried over data breaches in October

Elaine Edwards reports:

A private investigator charged in relation to alleged breaches of data protection legislation will be tried in October.

Michael J Gaynor, trading as MJG Investigations, Beatty Grove, Celbridge, Co Kildare, was before Dublin District Court this morning facing a prosecution by the Data Protection Commissioner.

Mr Gaynor faced 72 criminal charges in relation to alleged breaches of data protection legislation, including illegally accessing and disclosing personal information on individuals held by An Garda Síochána and the ESB [Electricity Supply Board – Dissent]

It is the first such criminal prosecution of its kind in the State.

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