European Data Protection Digest

DPA Investigates Recycling Company

DATA PROTECTION—IRELAND

February 3, 2012

A private recycling company says it has been investigated by the data protection commissioner, though it recently refuted such claims, The Herald reports. Greyhound Recycling says, however, that it did not receive the personal bank details of 140,000 customers from Dublin City Council. The commissioner's office wrote to the council after 20 customers complained and has asked the company to demonstrate compliance with data protection law, according to media reports. Greyhound has reassured the DPA that "no such information has yet been passed to Greyhound," said a company spokesperson.
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