Friday 9 December 2016

Garda security policies need urgent attention

Published 25/11/2016 | 02:30

Clearly Garda policies have failed to keep up to pace with technology and need to be urgently updated (Stock picture)
Clearly Garda policies have failed to keep up to pace with technology and need to be urgently updated (Stock picture)

The concern expressed by the Policing Authority to Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan, over the use of a commercial email service, will have surprised few, except perhaps the Commissioner herself.

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The gardaí and Ms O'Sullivan were at pains to insist that the use of such a service did not represent a threat to security; nothing of consequence had been compromised.

The authority seemed distinctly unimpressed.

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