European Data Protection Digest

Names of Job Applicants Disclosed to Others


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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