European Data Protection Digest

Breach, DPA Violation Reported

DATA LOSS—IRELAND

November 7, 2013

The Irish Times reports on a security breach that has forced Supervalu to contact thousands of customers who bought its “getaway breaks” after sensitive financial data was potentially compromised. The “getaway breaks” vouchers are a key loyalty reward programme run by U.S.-owned Loyaltybuild, the report states, citing a Supervalu statement indicating, “This review is necessary as Loyaltybuild has advised its client base in Ireland that its system may have been compromised by a third party.” Meanwhile, an energy company’s e-mail seeking donations and ultimately raising €150,000 for a St. Vincent de Paul charity event has been found in violation of Ireland’s Data Protection Act.
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