Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.108 - Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data
Nature of declaration : Declarations, Denunciations, Derogations
Status as of 20/06/2018
IrelandDeclaration made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 25 April 1990 - Or. Engl.
The Government of Ireland wish to make a declaration in accordance with Article 3(2)(a) of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data to the effect that the Convention will not apply to the following categories of automated personal data files, which are set out at Section 1(4) of the Data Protection Act 1988, to wit :
a. personal data that in the opinion of the Minister for Justice or the Minister for Defence are, or at any time, were, kept for the purpose of safeguarding the security of the State ;
b. personal data consisting of information that the person keeping the data is required by law to make available to the public ;
c. personal data kept by an individual and concerned only with the management of his personal, family or household affairs or kept by an individual only for recreational purposes.
Period covered: 01/08/1990 -
Articles concerned : 3
Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Ireland, dated 4 May 2009, registered at the Secretariat General on 5 May 2009 Or. Engl.
Declaration regarding application of the Convention to personal data files which are not processed automatically (Article 3.2 (c)):
Ireland will apply the Convention to personal data which are not processed automatically but which are held in a relevant filing system. “Relevant filing system” means any set of information relating to individuals to the extent that, although the information is not processed by means of equipment operating automatically in response to instructions given for that purpose, the set is structured, either by reference to individuals or by reference to criteria relating to individuals, in such a way that specific information relating to a particular individual is readily accessible.
Period covered: 05/08/2009 -
Articles concerned : 3
Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Ireland, dated 26 July 1999, registered at the Secretariat General on 27 July 1999 - Or. Engl.
The Government of Ireland accepts the amendments proposed by the Consultative Committee to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data.
Articles concerned : 21