Irish Regulators Investigate Experian U.S. Data Breaches

Posted November 19, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security with 0 comments

Experian Plc, the credit-reporting giant with financial information on more than 740 million consumers, is being investigated by Irish regulators in the wake of a series of breaches of the company’s databases.

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, which enforces privacy laws in Ireland, has opened a preliminary inquiry into the security practices of Dublin-based Experian, said Gary Davis, the agency’s deputy commissioner. The move was prompted by an Oct. 29 story on Bloomberg.com’s Tech Blog showing that Experian’s database was breached at least 80 times, leading to the theft of almost 15,500 credit reports since 2006, he said.

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