Irish Water have just had a data leak .. no pun intended.

Irish Water has apologised to over 6,300 customers ( based in Ireland ) after it sent them letters with data relating to other individuals.

Irish Water informed the Data Protection Commissioner of the matter last Thursday, September 4th, in line with the commissioner’s recommended code of practice on data breaches.

Irish Water, today, confirmed it had sent letters to the owners of multiple properties asking them to confirm details of the properties they own. “Irish Water is aware that incorrect names have appeared on correspondence issued to 6,329 of these individuals. This became apparent on 4th September, 2014.”

It is understood the letters were sent to the correct addresses and with the correct property details, but that they were addressed to the previous owners of the properties concerned. Irish Water said it acted immediately to resolve the issue and all the property owners affected had been advised accordingly.