A former civil servant has been jailed for one year for selling confidential information to private investigators.
Rory Lenihan with an address of Letterkenny Co. Donegal, worked for the Department of Social Protection where he passed on personal information on computer databases between 2008 and 2010.
He pleaded guilty to 12 sample charges of giving personal details for corrupt payments to two private investigators.
The Data Protection Commision says its one of the most serious date breaches ever uncovered in the State.
- Digital Desk