Thursday, August 21, 2014

"State must be more mindful of your private data"

I've waited a while to quote Fr. Dougal McGuire in the national press, but finally got my chance in the Independent:
Last week the Irish Independent revealed further abuses of private files in the Department of Social Protection. The abuses ranged from private investigators illegally accessing personal information, to one male employee who spent up to two hours per day looking up information on women and their partners... The response of the department - that it constantly reviews its internal controls - is reminiscent of Father Dougal McGuire's promise: "As I said last time, it won't happen again".
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