Data Protection Commissioner
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Adobe PDF format Ninth Annual Report of the Data Protection Commissioner 1997

The Data Protection Act, 1988 is now in its tenth year and while in my view it has served its purpose well the time is clearly opportune to reiterate the respect for privacy as a fundamental human right which is implicit in the 1988 Act while providing for the application of information technology in ways which were never foreseen at the time. In this context the Government's commitment to introduce amending legislation to transpose EU Directive 95/46/EC on the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the Free Movement of Such Data is to be welcomed.

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