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Adobe PDF format Fourteenth Annual Report of the Data Protection Commissioner 2002

I am pleased to present the fourteenth Annual Report in relation to the work of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner since it was established in 1989. It outlines the activities of my Office during 2002. In the current information era the concepts of privacy and data protection are on occasions put forward as a barrier to progress. On the contrary I feel strongly that for the information society to succeed it is vital that good data protection practices are in place.

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