European Data Protection Digest

Investigation Concludes Recycling Company Did Not Breach Act

PRIVACY LAW—IRELAND

February 24, 2012

An investigation by the data protection commissioner has concluded that Dublin City Council's transfer of information to a private recycling company did not breach privacy laws, reports The Irish Times. The investigation followed a number of complaints from the public after Greyhound took over the council's bin collections. The council has agreed to comply with all data protection guidance should a similar situation occur in the future and put in place an audit procedure before any debt collection data is transferred from the council to Greyhound.
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