European Data Protection Digest

Names of Job Applicants Disclosed to Others

DATA LOSS—IRELAND

June 1, 2012

The Irish Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued apologies to nine people who applied for a position at the RUC George Cross Foundation after mistakenly sending all the applicants' names to one applicant, reports IT PRO. A staff member accidentally attached a document containing the applicants' names, but no other information, to an e-mail sent to the individual. "The incident was a result of human error, and officials have been reminded of the procedures regarding data handling," a DOJ statement said.
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