- Dec 12, 2009
The court was told that this information, including the location of those involved as well as their loans, were then passed on to various banks and solicitors offices.
He added that his client was the only one before the court despite the fact that two others were directly involved and the information had been passed on to various financial institutions.
"This case stands out as one of the most serious data breaches ever uncovered in this State,
Am I the only person who is uneasy at the way this case was neatly wrapped up, with only one individual being held personally responsible?On 13 February, 2012 the Dublin District Court accepted jurisdiction in the matter. Each of the defendant insurance companies pleaded guilty to ten charges in respect of breaches of Sections 19(2)(a) and 19(2)(b) of the Data Protection Acts. Having heard the prosecution evidence, the Court was satisfied that the prosecution case had been proven. Section 1(1) of the Probation of Offenders Act was applied in the case of each defendant company. Each of the defendant companies made an offer of a charitable donation of 20,000 to be paid to a charity of the Courts choosing. In each case, the Court accepted the offer and it directed that all three payments be made to the Capuchin Day Centre within two weeks. The Office also recovered from the defendants the legal costs arising from the prosecution.