European Data Protection Digest

Telcoms Plead Guilty, Must Pay Charity


September 13, 2012

After the theft of two laptops from Eircom’s Dublin office resulted in lost data on about 7,000 customers, a court has ordered eMobile and Meteor, subsidiaries of Eircom, each to pay 15,000 to charity, The Independent reports. The companies pleaded guilty to “three charges relating to failure to take appropriate security measures to protect the personal information on the laptops, failing to notify the commissioner of the breach without undue delay and…failing to notify their customers of the theft of their information without undue delay,” an Irish Times report states.
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