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Adobe PDF format Sixteenth Annual Report of the Data Protection Commissioner 2004

In presenting this sixteenth annual report - my fifth - outlining the activities of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner for 2004, I feel it is an opportune moment to outline to the Oireachtas my general reflections on where data protection stands in the early part of the 21st century.

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