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More Details on GAA Breach

DATA THEFT—IRELAND

December 14, 2010

More details have emerged about the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) data exposure involving the personal information of more than 500,000 members. The Journal reports that a former employee of a company that ran the GAA database was arrested in connection with the stolen data but was released without charges. The thief sent copies of the GAA's member database to Ireland's data protection commissioner and the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO said in a statement that it is "working closely with the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Data Protection Commission in the Republic of Ireland" to learn more.
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