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Data Protection Commission

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Press Release - Data Protection Commissioner launches Website
The Data Protection Commissioner, Mr Joe Meade, launched his official website, www.dataprivacy.ie, this Wednesday, 20th December 2000, at 11.00 a.m., in his offices in Block 4, the Irish Life Centre, Talbot Street, Dublin 1.
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Address by the Data Protection Commissioner at the Launch of the Website
Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for coming and may I wish you all the seasons greetings.I was appointed Data Protection Commissioner in mid September 2000 having previously been Secretary General of the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General.
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