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

Young Social Innovators – Survey

As part of our awareness drive aimed at ensuring young people are better informed of their rights under the Data Protection Acts, this Office had a stand at the YSI Expo in the RDS, Dublin in May 2008.  Apart from promoting awareness of data protection and privacy matters affecting young people, this Office also took the opportunity to conduct a survey to measure levels of awareness of data protection issues among young people and the extent to which young people are concerned with protecting their personal information.  The key findings and the full report of the survey are available here.