DPC Reports Record Number of Data Complaints
PRIVACY LAW—IRELANDApril 30, 2012
According to an annual report from Ireland Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes, 2011 saw a record level of complaints from the public about data use, The Irish Times reports. The total number of complaints went from 783 in 2010 to 1,161 in 2011, a 48 percent increase. The report also revealed that the complaints ranged from unsolicited marketing to unlawful use of CCTV in the workplace. Hawkes noted a shift in types of complaints, suggesting a "growing level of public awareness of the right of access to personal data."