Alan Shatter loses appeal against Mick Wallace data ruling

Former minister for justice Alan Shatter has lost his appeal against a decision by the Data Protection Commissioner that he breached data protection laws by disclosing information about Independent TD Mick Wallace on RTE’s Prime Time.

The commissioner found that Mr Shatter had failed to uphold his statutory duties under the Data Protection Act by disclosing during a televised interview in 2013 that Mr Wallace had been cautioned by gardaí for using a mobile phone while driving. Mr Shatter had appealed that decision to the Circuit Civil Court, arguing that the commissioner had pre-determined the matter before he made his finding.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/alan-shatter-loses-appeal-against-mick-wallace-data-ruling-1.2073793

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