The Irish League of Credit Unions has said that it will undertake a full review into the credit unions that used private investigators that illegally obtained personal data from the Department of Social Protection. The move follows the revelations regarding the use of so called tracing agents by four credit unions in Limerick, five in the midlands, two in Dublin and one in Meath. The branches face the prospect of being required to destroy any personal data handed over by private investigators, which are currently being probed by the Data Protection Commissioner. Prosecutions, which could result in fines for the private detective firms in question, are expected to follow.
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