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Laptops stolen from Revenue

Categories: Regulation, Law, Taxation
Laptops stolen from Revenue

Ten laptops were stolen from the Revenue Commissioners office on the Navan Road last night.

It is understood that three men were involved in the robbery at Ashtown, during which 10 laptops were taken.

The Data Protection Commissioner has now launched an investigation as it is unclear what information was stored on the computers.

The commissioner, Billy Hawkes, wants to establish if any data stored was of a sensitive nature.

The Revenue said all of its laptops, including the stolen ones, are encrypted. However, Hawkes will look to confirm the security measures were sufficient to ensure privacy of personal information.

Meanwhile, today is Data Protection Day which aims to let people know what information about them is collected and what their rights are.

Categories: Regulation, Law, Taxation