The new DPC website is currently under construction. Our latest guidance in relation to GDPR, which comes into effect on 25th May, 2018, can be found at gdprandyou.ie and via pages on this website starting with "NEW" as per the navigation pane on the left. All other material on this site relates to the previous legislative regime under the Data Protection Acts 1988-2003 ("the Acts"). While the Acts may continue to apply in some circumstances, as of 25th May, 2018 the GDPR is the primary piece of legislation governing data protection.

Data Protection Commission

About Us

Data protection law is about your fundamental right to the protection of your personal data.

The Data Protection Commission was established by the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 ('the Data Protection Acts').

Under the GDPR and the Data Protection Acts, the Commission is responsible for monitoring the application of the GDPR in order to protect the rights and freedoms of individuals in relation to processing.

The tasks of the Commission include promoting public awareness and understanding of the risks, rules, safeguards and rights in relation to processing, handling complaints lodged by data subjects and cooperating with (which includes sharing information with) other data protection authorities in other EU Member States.

Contacting Us : General contact details for the Data Protection Commission including online forms.

Customer Services : Details on the Customer Charter for the Data Protection Commission including the customer service action plan, services available through Irish and accessibility for people with disabilities.

Access for people with disabilities: Details regarding accessibility for people with disabilities.

Irish Language Scheme : Details of the Irish Language Scheme

Mission Statement & Strategy : Details on the mission statement including the full text of the Statement of Strategy.

Organisation Chart : This provides an overview of the current structure of the Data Protection Commission.

Re-Use of Public Service Information Regulations : Information on how the Data Protection Commission complies with the re-use of public service information regulations.

Public Service Agreement Action Plan : Public Service Agreement 2010 - 2014 (Croke Park Agreement)

Public Service Agreement Progress Reports 

Protected Disclosures

Regulation of Lobbying Act : Information regarding Designated Public Officials 

Freedom of Information : Details on FOI