Data Protection Law

External Links:

Irish law dealing with data protection includes the Data Protection Act 1988.  The 1988 Act was amended by the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 – web version.  An administrative consolidation  of the law is available here.

The Data Protection Act 2018 changes the previous data protection framework, established under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.

The 2003 Amendment Act came into line with the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.

The GDPR is now in force and can be found here and 12 point  GDPR summary

Irish Data Protection Commissioner website here

United Kingdom Information Commissioner’s office  here

UK Data Protection Act 2018 


The ePrivacy Regulations 2011 (S.I. 336 of 2011) deal with data protection for phone, e-mail, SMS and Internet use.  They give effect to the EU e Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC (as amended by Directive 2006/24/EC and 2009/136/EC).

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