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Draft Code of Practice Calls for Breach Notification

PRIVACY LAW—IRELAND

June 2, 2010

Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes yesterday published a draft code of practice, The Irish Times reports. The code would require data breaches affecting more than 100 individuals and any loss of sensitive personal or financial data be reported to the Data Protection Commissioner's Office. It would provide an exception where the data can be considered inaccessible due to proper security, the report states. The code comes on the heels of recommendations last week by a government-appointed Data Protection Review Group calling for the code of practice as well as for prosecution in cases where organizations or individuals fail to report breaches.
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