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

Make an Access Request

From 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces more clearly defined rights of information and access for individuals in respect of their personal data.
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Raise a Concern or Query

Raising a concern with this office is simple and free. All you need to do is write to the Data Protection Commission giving details about the matter, using the relevant form set out below.
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Notify DPC of your DPO

In certain circumstances under Article 37 of the GDPR your organisation may have an obligation to appoint a Data Protection Officer.

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Notify DPC of a breach

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces a requirement for organisations to report personal data breaches. Organisations must do this within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach. Find out more....

A new website for the Data Protection Commission is under development and this website will be available soon. This new website will focus on GDPR and new data protection legislation.
Much of the information and content on this website is still very relevant, particularly for cases which were raised prior to 25th May 2018, and for incidents which occurred prior to 25th May. Where pages have been updated on this website based on GDPR, these will be marked 'New'.

You will also find forms available to interact with DPC post GDPR on this website, including forms to:

Further GDPR specific information is available at gdprandyou.ie.