European Data Protection Digest

Commissioner to Hospital: Report Expected If Breach Occurred

DATA LOSS—IRELAND

August 29, 2013

Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) Billy Hawkes has contacted the National Maternity Hospital after a media report last week revealed details of a recent termination carried out at the hospital, RTÉ News reports. Hawkes has required the hospital to furnish a report if an internal investigation indicates a breach occurred. Meanwhile, the DPC has warned charitable organisations they face prosecution if information obtained via text message campaigns is used for other purposes.
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