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

Article 29 Working Party

Article 29 of the EU Directive establishes a "Working Party on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the processing of Personal Data". It is generally known as the "Article 29 Working Party".  It is made up of a representative from the data protection authority of each EU Member State (including the Irish Data Protection Commissioner), the European Data Protection Supervisor and the EU Commission. The Working Party is independent and acts in an advisory capacity. The Working Party seeks to harmonise the application of data protection rules throughout the EU, and publishes opinions and recommendations on various data protection topics. It also advises the EU Commission on the adequacy of data protection standards in non-EU countries.

A full list of the documents published by the Article 29 Working Party can be found on the EU Commission's website