Elaine Edwards reports:
Members of the public made a record number of complaints to the Data Protection Commissioner’s office last year.
Commissioner Billy Hawkes’s annual report for 2011 reveals the 1,161 complaints related to issues such as unsolicited marketing by text message and email and unlawful use of CCTV to monitor employees.
Prosecutions were taken by the commissioner last year against telecommunications companies Vodafone, UPC, Eircom and 02 for marketing offences.
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