A woman has denied in the High Court trying to “blackmail” an accountancy firm into paying her €1m to resolve actions over an alleged data protection breach.
Mr Justice Paul Gilligan heard the firm, Grant Thornton, mistakenly sent data to Gerardine Scanlon in September 2015 which includes deeds of appointment of receivers on properties of borrowers unconnected to her.
In January this year, Ms Scanlon asked for €1m to make the cases over the data breach go away, the court heard. She denies she tried to blackmail anyone.
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