Central Bank of Ireland suffers credit data breach

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The Central Bank of Ireland has admitted an “archiving error” may have affected the credit scores of tens of thousands of borrowers, as old data remained on file. 

The Central Credit Register (CCR) contains information on whether borrowers made repayments on credit agreements worth €500 or more, such as loans, overdrafts, credit cards and mortgages. 

Between June 1 and August 7, the credit scores of 20,500 borrowers were calculated using data older than the five-year retention period. 

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