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Data Protection Commission publishes Annual Report for 2021

February 2022

The Data Protection Commission published their annual report on 24th February. It details the activities completed in 2021 together with information on the Regulatory Strategy for 2022-2027. As with prior reports there is detailed information on the number of issues they dealt with and details of specific case studies. Some statistics highlighted are as follows:

From 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021:

The DPC received in excess of 23,930 electronic contacts, 13,663 phone calls and 1,594 postal


The DPC received 10,888 queries and complaints from individuals in 2021 (an increase of 7% on 2020 figures) of which 8,017 had been concluded to by year end;

The DPC received 3,419 complaints last year and concluded 3,564 complaints, including

1,884 complaints received prior to 2021;

For the full report, click here:
Data Protection Commission AR 2021

By Eilish Larkin - Regulatory Consultant