European Data Protection Digest

Dublin Council Investigated After Data Transfer

DATA PROTECTION—IRELAND

January 27, 2012

The data protection commissioner will investigate Dublin City Council to determine whether it complied with guidelines when it handed over 140,000 customers details to a private waste company, The Irish Times reports. Greyhound took over the council's bin collections in January, inciting a number of complaints from council customers. The commissioner's office has asked the council to demonstrate compliance with rules on data transfers and wishes to confirm that proper data protection safeguards were put in place, the report states.
Full Story