European Data Protection Digest

Insurer Ordered To Pay Breach Costs

PRIVACY LAW—IRELAND

March 21, 2013

The High Court has ruled insurance company FBD had made a “clear and intentional breach” of the Data Protection Act, conducting itself in an “unacceptable” manner, reports The Journal. FBD refused to handle a customer’s claim based on confidential information concerning a previous conviction against him and did not disclose that information as required by the act, the report states. Justice Kevin Feeney awarded the claimant costs, ruling FBD failed to “exercise a duty of care” as required by the act.
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