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State loses ‘significant number’ of citizens’ social welfare details

Personal confidential records containing the social welfare details of a ‘‘very significant’’ number of Irish citizens were lost by a government official, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

9th August, 2008

Personal confidential records containing the social welfare details of a ‘‘very significant’’ number of Irish citizens were lost by a government official, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

Informed sources have described the confidential personal data, which was lost during an audit of the department of Social and Family Affairs in July, as ‘‘highly sensitive’’.

The Comptroller and Auditor General John Buckley’s (CAG) department had said it...

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