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Dale Sunderland and Des Hogan filled two of the advertised three slots

Alexander Hanff wants to be clear: he’s not bitter about being rejected for the job of Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

But the British-born privacy campaigner and member of the European Data Protection Board’s pool of external experts is certainly disappointed that his application was unsuccessful.

“It was something I absolutely wanted,” Hanff told the Business Post.

“You’d be working with one of the most relevant regulators within the EU when it comes to the number ...