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

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 Joint Supervisory Authority: This Authority ensures that personal data within the European Customs Information System is processed in a manner that respects data protection rights.

EUROPOL Joint Supervisory Body: This Body reviews the activities of the European Police Office to make sure that its use of personal information does not violate individual privacy rights.

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.

Schengen Joint Supervisory Authority: This Authority ensures that personal data within the European Schengen Information System is processed in a manner that respects privacy rights.