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Eir avoids the wrath of the data regulators – for now

In the immediate aftermath of GDPR, every big brand in Europe is playing it safe. But somewhere down the line, somebody is going to leave the door open

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
26th August, 2018

You are, have always been, and shall forever remain the greatest security risk to your business. That’s what Eir found out last week, but there were some positives to the theft of a laptop containing the data of 37,000 customers.

Everything that could go wrong with this laptop did. The device was meant to be encrypted, but a faulty security update created a window of vulnerability. It just happened that during this window the...

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