January 21, 2022

Ireland: “Library Records of 20 People in Dublin Edited to Include Sexually Explicit Information”

From TheJournal.ie:

Library records 20 people living in north Dublin were altered to add in information of a “highly inappropriate, sexually explicit nature”, the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has found.

The details of the audit of a new system in Malahide Library, Dublin are outlined in the DPC’s latest annual report, published today.


Shortly before the August 2017 audit of Malahide Library, Fingal County Council contacted the DPC informing it of a recent incident where a library staff member based in another local authority inadvertently came across the borrower record of a library borrower in Fingal which contained data entries of a highly inappropriate, sexually explicit nature.

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See Also: The DPC Annual Report is available here. The section about the Malahide Library is found on page 36.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.