More Information

Click here to test your knowledge.
Click here to see the Data Protection Commissioner's website.
Click here to see the Data Protection Act 1988.
Click here to see the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003.

Topics

Purpose
Terms
Rights of the Data Subject
Obligations of a Data Controller
Data Protection Commissioner

Purpose

These acts aim to protect the privacy rights of individuals with regard to personal data held about them. While the Data Protection Act 1988 only covered data held electronically, the 2003 amendment broadens the scope to include both electronically and manually. Data kept for the purpose of preventing, detecting or investigating offences or apprehending or prosecuting offenders is exempt. Hence under these acts one cannot see what files the Garda Síochána have on you.

Back to top

Terms

Back to top

Rights of the Data Subject

Back to top

Obligations of a Data Controller

These acts place the following obligations on the Data Controller of a firm:

Back to top

Data Protection Commissioner

Under the Data Protection Act 1988 the office of the Data Protection Commissioner was established and it's role includes the following:

Click here to see Data Protection Commissioner's website.

Back to top