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Data Protection Commission

The role of the Communications Unit

The Communications Unit has a central role in conveying the work of the Commissioner and the Office to the media as well as the wider public.


We engage with the media in responding to queries and requests, and issuing press releases and other information communicating the work of the Office. We publish on our website speeches given by the Commissioner and updated guidance material for individuals and organisations on data protection compliance. As required, we also undertake information and awareness raising campaigns.


Contact details:

Communications Team

Email : media@dataprotection.ie

Mobile: +353 (0)87 9392359

Tel: +353  0761104800


For requests and invitations to the Commissioner and staff of the Office to attend / speak at events.


Further information