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Adobe PDF format Fifteenth Annual Report of the Data Protection Commissioner 2003

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has a wide range of responsibilities associated with the supervision of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003. In general terms, data protection places obligations on those holding information about people - data controllers - and gives everyone the right to find out what information is being kept about themselves. This means that my Office carries out two main functions.

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