In this section you will find information about both relevant legislation and case law in the area of data protection and privacy.

The ‘Legislation’ sub-section briefly sets out the key legislative frameworks which apply to the Irish Data Protection Commission as a supervisory authority. Its aim is to help explain which areas are covered by which legislation, when the legislation applies, and how the different legislative frameworks interact.

You can also access, under the ‘Judgments’ sub-section, decisions from legal proceedings where the DPC has been involved as a party or where significant questions of data protection and privacy law have been addressed. Judgments are categorised by year and by the Court in which the case was heard.