Ireland became member of the Council of Europe on 5 May 1949. It is a founder member of the Organisation.

Convention 108 Signed 18/12/86
  Ratified 25/04/90
Convention 108+ Signed 10/10/2018
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
Enacted   13/07/88
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
Data Protection Commissioner Canal House, Station Road Portarlington Co. Laois - IRL Tel: 353 57 8684800 / Fax: 353 57 8684757 Email: [email protected] Website: