Insurers prosecuted for data protection breaches in Dublin

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The Irish Times reported the insurers admitted to obtaining the information through a private investigator (PI), and each pleaded guilty to ten sample charges.

According to the newspaper, the prosecutions followed a complaint from the Department of Social Protection in Ireland in December 2010, after it noticed an unusual pattern of access to its database by an official who had also been making phone calls to two specific numbers.

Based on the phone records, investigators made an unannounced

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