DPC’s probe into INM set to conclude within months

DPC’s probe into INM set to conclude within months
Robert Pitt and Leslie Buckley at INM’s extraordinary general meeting in Dublin in December 2016: both men have since left the companyFergal Phillips

The Data Protection Commissioner’s investigation into Independent News & Media is set to conclude within months, as it has expanded since it first began a year ago.

Helen Dixon said she had been given an update by the investigator two weeks ago that it was “substantially advanced to the point of near completion”.

The probe initially centred on the so-called INM 19, who were subject to an alleged data breach in 2014.

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