Ireland Data Protection Commissioner Releases 2013 Report
"The Data Protection Commissioner 's (DPC) Report for 2013 shows that while complaints were down overall, 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. It was a momentous year for data protection, as the full extent of the activities of U.S. and European intelligence agencies in relation to citizen data was revealed. ""This has sparked an important and welcome debate on the proper balance between national security and privacy considerations for the 21st Century,"" said the report."