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Data Protection Commission

Data Protection Commissioner launches his Annual Report for 2010 including special investigation on insurance data

The Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, today launched his report for 2010.  His report emphasises the need for accountability on the part of public and private sector organisations for the personal data entrusted to them.  The report contains as an annex the outcome of a special investigation undertaken by the Commissioner in relation to the handling of claims data in the insurance sector which revealed significant breaches of data protection legislation. 

Annual Report 2010