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Data Protection

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (320)

Peadar Tóibín


320. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the nature of the data breaches experienced by his Department since 2018. [29311/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018. The nature of the data breaches identified by my Department since 25th May 2018 fall into three broad categories:  personal data being shared accidentally with unintended recipients; the loss or theft of equipment (phones/laptops); or the accidental exposure of personal data to unauthorised persons.

All breaches were dealt with in line with the Department’s Data Breach Management Policy, and as required under Articles 33-34 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  All breaches have been closed/resolved.