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Data Breach at Fastway Couriers (Ireland)

ComReg has become aware that Fastway Couriers (Ireland) (“Fastway”) has advised that it has notified the Data Protection Commission and An Garda Síochána of a data breach:

  • Fastway has stated that as a consequence of a cyber-attack, “client data, including customers’ personal information, has been compromised. The data in question is information used for the purposes of delivery (name, address, email and/or phone). No financial data or other personal data has been compromised, nor is this stored on any Fastway system”.
  • Fastway also state that “The data compromised relates to …a period of approximately 30 days from mid-January onwards”.
  • Fastway advises that Consumers who have used Fastway during this period or are concerned about this matter should contact it via email at: dp@fastway.ie.

Read Fastway’s full statement on its website:  https://www.fastway.ie/why-fastway/media-releases/399-statement-from-fastway-couriers-regarding-data-breach

ComReg has no regulatory remit with regard to data breaches. This is a mattter for the Data Protection Commission.

ComReg understands that the Data Protection Commission has received a data breach notification from Fastway and is assessing the incident and is preparing to engage with the company.

ComReg advises consumers to contact the Data Protection Commission (https://www.dataprotection.ie/en/contact/how-contact-us) if they have data breach concerns in this matter.

ComReg also advises consumers who have used Fastway during this period, or are concerned about this matter, that they should contact Fastway via email at: dp@fastway.ie or see the Fastway website (www.fastway.ie) for further information.