May 302015
 May 30, 2015  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Ah, the conflict between privacy and open records/transparency laws rears its head again.

RTÉ News reports:

The President of the IFA Eddie Downey has said that farmers are extremely angry that the Department of Agriculture has published full details of EU payments on its website that individual farmers received last year.

The Department said it is obliged to publish the details under EU rules as a transparency measure.


Mr Downey has expressed strong objections on the grounds of confidentiality.

He said the publication lacks proportionality and is a security threat to farmers involved.

Read more on RTÉ.

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