Ireland: “Library Records of 20 People in Dublin Edited to Include Sexually Explicit Information”
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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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.