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

European Functions

Article 29 Working Party: 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


Customs Information System (CIS): The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), the CIS Supervision Coordination Group and the Customs Joint Supervisory Authority supervise data processed within the CIS to ensure compliance with data protection legislation.

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)/Europol Cooperation Board (ECB): The EDPS is designated as the supervisor of personal data processing since 1 May, 2017. The EDPS cooperates closely with national supervisory authorities through a Europol Cooperation Board (ECB).

EUROJUST Joint Supervisory Body: This body meets in the Hague to ensure that cross-border cooperation between EU judicial and prosecution authorities respects data protection rights.

EURODAC Supervision Coordination Group: This Group ensures that the sharing of personal data relating to asylum seekers between EU countries takes place in a manner that respects data protection rights.

SIS II Supervision Coordination Group:  Ensures coordinated supervision of the Schengen Information System (SIS II) between national data protection authorities and the European Data Protection Supervisor.