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IBTS faces massive costs if personal data is leaked

THE Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) seemed to be aware of its responsibilities when it comes to protecting the data of the thousands of selfless donors who give their time and blood to help save the lives of others.

It seems from their statement that they were aware that personal data transfers to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) must meet either contractual standards set by the European Commission or be exempt from pre-clearance rules.

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