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More than 15,000 people may be due substantial compensation after the State’s biggest financial credit rating body admitted mixing up sensitive credit scores during a data breach.

More than 15,000 people may be due substantial compensation after the State’s biggest financial credit rating body admitted mixing up sensitive credit scores during a data breach.

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More than 15,000 people may be due substantial compensation after the State’s biggest financial credit rating body admitted mixing up sensitive credit scores during a data breach.

More than 15,000 people may be due substantial compensation after the State’s biggest financial credit rating body admitted mixing up sensitive credit scores during a data breach.

The Irish Credit Bureau, a crucial supply of financial data to 300 banks and lenders for applications on mortgages, car finance and other loans, reported the breach to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon, in July last year.

“The data integrity issue allowed incorrect updates to be applied to the loan account records of financial institutes’ customers,” according to the privacy regulator.