Textbook Key

F: Foundations of Information Privacy and Data Protection

US: U.S. Private-sector Privacy

C: Canadian Privacy

E: European Privacy

G: U.S. Government Privacy

IT: Privacy in Information Technology

M: Privacy Program Management

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Data Protection Commissioner

The person responsible for the enforcement and monitoring of compliance with data protection legislation, including Data Protection Acts. Commissioners are also responsible for investigating breaches of the legislation and prosecuting the senders of spam e-mails and text messages pursuant to SI 535/2003. Only one such prosecution has occurred to date. In the UK, this function is carried out by the Information Commissioner.

Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: F33

Associated term(s): Data Protection Authority