Data Protection Commissioner Releases 2013 Report

Complaints down, but major revelations around state intelligence agencies focus attention on privacy rights   The Data Protection Commissioner’s (DPC) Report for 2013 shows that while complaints were down overall compared to the previous year, 910 versus 1,349, there was a marked concentration of complaints around requests for access. More than half (57%) of complaints investigated in 2013 related to difficulties gaining access to personal data held by organisations, with 517 complaints in this category. A breakdown of the complaints show that electronic direct marketing accounted for less than a quarter (22.4%), while most other complaints were in the low

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