IE: Meath Council posted personal info of planning applicants online: report

A major investigation has been launched after a county council uploaded personal information online, including birth certificates, bank account details and drivers’ licences.

The Data Protection Commissioner is investigating the breach by Meath County Council, who only removed the sensitive data when it was notified by a member of the public.

However, last night the council told the Irish Independent they had “no way of knowing” how many people’s personal details were uploaded onto the internet — or whether the personal data had been left in planning files which were available for viewing in their offices.

It was also unable to indicate when the planning applications dated from.

Last night, a spokeswoman said the planning process was public and “every document submitted was part of the public record“.

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  1. Aisling Foley - July 18, 2011

    Meath county Council is in Ireland, not the UK.

    • admin - July 18, 2011

      Doh… I actually knew that but got brain fade. Thanks, fixed it!

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