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Microsoft Word Press Release - Annual Report for 2003 Published

'I found it was necessary to prosecute two legal firms to make them fulfil their statutory registration requirements with my Office' said Data Protection Commissioner, Mr Joe Meade, today 6 April, at the launch of his 2003 Annual Report. Though these were the first ever prosecutions taken by a Commissioner since the Office was established in 1989 - and were successful - further prosecutions will, if necessary, be taken in future against anyone who breaches the Acts [ p 21]. He aims to have a practical and partnership approach to his work however.

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