Serious Allegations of Data Protection Breach at INM

ger12

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 25, 2011
Messages
47,680
It's being alleged that data relating to a number of former and current staff at Independent News & Media (INM) as well as former directors at INM may have been removed from the company's premises, taken out of the jurisdiction and "interrogated"

So the State's corporate watchdog, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) believes.

The ODCE is seeking the appointment of inspectors to investigate a range of corporate governance issues at Ireland's largest media company and made these claims in an affidavit filed with the High Court.

"During the course of the data interrogation, INM's data appears to have been interrogated and searched against the names of various individuals, including, amongst others, a number of INM journalists and two senior counsel," ODCE director Ian Drennan claims.

Mr Drennan has told the court that in October 2014 there was a removal of INM's IT system's back-up tapes from the company's premises to the premises of a company outside the jurisdiction.

This resulted in INM data being interrogated over what appears to have been the course of a number of months, according to the ODCE director. It is alleged the data was accessed by at least six companies external to the media group."

ODCE are looking to appoint Sean Gillane S/C a criminal law expert, and Robert Fleck, a British solicitor previously appointed by the Bank of England to conduct several investigations and statutory inspections under UK company law, to inspect the affairs of INM.
https://www.independent.ie/business/media/odce-claims-inm-data-taken-off-site-and-interrogated-but-board-did-not-know-36762962.html


INM own four national dailies and three Sunday newspapers, including the highest circulation daily and Sunday papers in Ireland, and thirteen regional weekly newspapers. Denis O'Brien controls Independent News & Media.

"It is not clear if Mr O'Brien was aware of the data interrogation exercise or the payment by his company of invoices associated with it."
https://www.independent.ie/business/media/odce-claims-inm-data-taken-off-site-and-interrogated-but-board-did-not-know-36762962.html
 


ger12

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 25, 2011
Messages
47,680
Ah CyP is back.

Didn't see his thread and wondered why it hadn't been started.
 


New Threads

Most Replies

Top