Disclaimer

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

New: Notify the Data Protection Commission of your DPO

As of 25th May 2018, the GDPR is the primary piece of legislation governing data protection. The requirement that existed under the previous legislative regime for organisations to register their data processing activities with the DPC no longer applies under GDPR. Accordingly, as of 25th May 2018 organisations will no longer be obliged to submit an application for registration of their data processing activities to the DPC and pay the applicable fee. Also, GDPR removes the requirement for the DPC to maintain a public register of such processing activities.

Notification of Data Protection Officers:

Under the GDPR, certain organisations are required to appoint a designated Data Protection Officer (DPO). Organisations are also required to publish the details of their Data Protection Officer and provide these details to their national supervisory authority.

An organisation is required to appoint a designated data protection officer where:

  • the processing is carried out by a public authority or body;
  • the core activities of the controller or the processor consist of processing operations, which require regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale; or
  • the core activities of the controller or the processor consist of processing on a large scale of special categories of data or personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences.

Further guidance on the DPO role is available here

To notify the DPC of your DPO please complete and submit the following form