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Sunday, April 05, 2020

Irish Data Protection laws

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Data Protection Acts

All Sections of the Acts are in force, except Section 4 (13) (enforced subject access).


Electronic Privacy Regulations

[SI 192 of 2002 – which has been replaced by SI 535 – is available for reference.

  1. informal consolidated verison of SI 535 of 2003 and SI 526 of 2008 is also available for reference.]

Other Regulations under the Data Protection Acts


  • S.I. 658 of 2007 - The fee you must pay for Registration and for Prior Checking
  • S.I. 347 of 1988 - The fee that an organisation may charge you for an Access Request( €6.35) and the fee for a certified copy of a Register entry (€2.54)


Restrictions on Right of Access

  • S.I. 82 of 1989 - Health data
  • S.I. 83 of 1989 - Social Work data
  • S.I. 95 of 1993 - Functions of the Financial Regulator and of the Consumer Agency. Various functions performed by auditors etc under the Companies Acts
  • S.I. 81 of 1989 - Information on adopted children and information the Public Service Ombudsman gets during an investigation
  • S.I. 421 of 2009  - Functions of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and inspectors appointed by High Court or Director of Corporate Enforcement

Prior Checking of Processing

Other Laws

Cross-Border Bodies

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