Irish Civil Records service taken offline after “identity theft” fears

Irish Civil Records service taken offline after “identity theft” fears

Potentially sensitive personal details of every citizen born or who married in Ireland, including information often used for security questions for banking, were openly available on a government website until Friday 18th July.

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has removed the database of civil registration records from the website irishgenealogy.ie following the intervention of Data Protection Commissioner.

The website currently has a message of “Civil Records Search currently unavailable” appears on the website.

More details from Irish Times here.