Data Protection

Convention & Protocol
Modernisation
Committee
Documents

 

IRELAND
Convention 108 Signed 18/12/86
  Ratified 25/04/90
National Constitution    
Specific National Legislation  

Data Protection Act 1988, amended by the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003

European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Privacy and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 336 of 2011)

Both the Acts and the S.I. are available on www.irishstatutebook.ie
Enacted  

13/07/88
10/04/03

1/07/11
ScopeScope Manual Processing Yes (provided the manual data is part of a relevant filing system or is intended to form part of such a filing system).

 
Non Natural person No

 
Public or private sector Both
Registration or Notification   Some data
Special Authorisation for Exportation   Yes, in certain cases (section 11(4)(a)(ix) of 1988 Act as amended by section 12 of the 2003 Act)
Data Protection Authority  
Data Protection Commissioner