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

Current Legislation

08/04/2014 PRESS RELEASE No 54/14 Court of Justice of the European Union Judgement Cases C-293/12 & C-594/12 "Data Retention Directive"
 Court of Justice of the European Union PRESS RELEASE No 54/14Luxembourg, 8 April 2014 Judgment in Joined Cases C-293/12 and C-594/12 Digital Rights Ireland and Seitlinger and Others The Court of Justice declares the Data Retention Directive to be invalid  Please find details of the press release in the following link
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19/12/12 Press Release - Data Protection Commissioner commences action on "Cookie" law
Data Protection Commissioner commences action on "Cookie" law. The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has this week written to some 80 websites seeking information on the steps that they have taken to meet the so called "cookie" obligations placed upon them with effect from 1 July 2011. 
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