Irish Privacy Watchdog Steps in as Government Site Exposes Citizens’ Data

The Irish Data Protection Commissioner has been forced to step in after it was revealed that a government online portal exposed citizens’ personal information, potentially putting it in the hands of identity fraudsters. The site inadvertently allowed users to build up detailed profiles of citizens free of charge and in just a few clicks – perfect fodder for cybercriminals.

Country: Ireland

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: cybercrime, profile,, Irish Data Protection, government, privacy, Ireland

Posted on Saturday 15 November 2014

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