European Data Protection Digest

College Files "Inadvertently" Made Available

DATA LOSS—IRELAND

May 6, 2011

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) officials said a file containing the names, addresses, ID numbers and e-mail addresses of students and staff was "inadvertently" made accessible on a local library network. On 30 March, TCD found out the file existed but said the personal information--which they did not believe was breached--could not be accessed through the Internet, according to the Irish Times. The college reported the incident to the data protection commissioner on 29 April and noted that it takes data protection "very seriously, and we will continue to work diligently to protect...personal information."
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