Investigators accessed social welfare information and disclosed to credit unions

From RTÉ:

Two directors of a private investigation company have admitted accessing social welfare information and disclosing it to a credit union.

Margaret Stuart and Wendy Martin, both directors of MCK Rentals Ltd of Trafalgar Road in Greystones pleaded guilty at Bray District Court today to consenting, conniving or neglecting to stop alleged breaches of the data protection laws by the company in May of last year.

The directors pleaded guilty to one sample charge in relation to unlawfully passing information to Tullamore Credit Union.

The facts in relation to 22 other counts of alleged breaches of data protection legislation are being given in court.

MCK Rentals Ltd also pleaded guilty to five charges of obtaining access to personal data held by the Department of Social Protection and the Health Service Executive during the same period, without the authority of the organisation’s data controllers, and giving the data to someone else.

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