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

Press Releases


Press Release - Unofficial Registration Services
The Data Protection Commissioner today issued a warning to companies receiving mailings from a UK company calling itself "Data Protection Act Registration Service". Many Irish companies have been receiving the mailings, which urge companies to visit a bogus website, and to register under the Data Protection Act.
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Press Release - Privacy Rights must not be Taken for Granted
“The privacy rights of citizens and consumers cannot be taken for granted”, said Data Protection Commissioner, Mr Joe Meade, today at the launch of his 2001 Annual Report. Mr Meade issued a stern note of warning in response to a number of investigations which he carried out in 2001 into some of Ireland's largest companies – including Ryanair, MBNA, and prominent legal firms. “I intend to use my full powers against any organisations which abuse people's trust and which invade their privacy”, said Mr Meade at the launch.
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