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.

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10. Registration

10.1 Registration with the Data Protection Commissioner

Certain categories of data controllers (major holders of personal data) are legally bound to register with the Data Protection Commissioner on an annual basis. However, every data controller, regardless of whether they are required to register with this Office, are bound by the data protection responsibilities  set out in the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003. Equally, registration with this Office is a separate  legal process and should not be interpreted as automatically deeming an organisation to be fully data protection compliant by virtue of having their registration entry up-to-date.

For more detailed information about registration, please follow the link below.

Registering with the Data Protection Commissioner