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Data Protection Act, 1988

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Number 25 of 1988


DATA PROTECTION ACT, 1988


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Preliminary

Section

1.

Interpretation and application of Act.

Protection of Privacy of Individuals with regard to Personal Data

2.

Collection, processing, keeping, use and disclosure of personal data.

3.

Right to establish existence of personal data.

4.

Right of access.

5.

Restriction of right of access.

6.

Right of rectification or erasure.

7.

Duty of care owed by data controllers and data processors.

8.

Disclosure of personal data in certain cases.

The Data Protection Commissioner

9.

The Commissioner.

10.

Enforcement of data protection.

11.

Prohibition on transfer of personal data outside State.

12.

Power to require information.

13.

Codes of practice.

14.

Annual report.

15.

Mutual assistance between parties to Convention.

Registration

16.

The register.

17.

Applications for registration.

18.

Duration and continuance of registration.

19.

Effect of registration.

20.

Regulations for registration.

Miscellaneous

21.

Unauthorised disclosure by data processor.

22.

Disclosure of personal data obtained without authority.

23.

Provisions in relation to certain non-residents and to data kept or processed outside State.

24.

Powers of authorised officers.

25.

Service of notices.

26.

Appeals to Circuit Court.

27.

Evidence in proceedings.

28.

Hearing of proceedings.

29.

Offences by directors, etc., of bodies corporate.

30.

Prosecution of summary offences by Commissioner.

31.

Penalties.

32.

Laying of regulations before Houses of Oireachtas.

33.

Fees.

34.

Expenses of Minister.

35.

Short title and commencement.

FIRST SCHEDULE

Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data done at Strasbourg on the 28th day of January, 1981

SECOND SCHEDULE

The Data Protection Commissioner

THIRD SCHEDULE

Public Authorities and Other Bodies and Persons


Acts Referred to

Central Bank Act, 1971

1971, No. 24

Civil Service Commissioners Act, 1956

1956, No. 45

Civil Service Regulation Acts, 1956 and 1958

Companies Act, 1963

1963, No. 33

Companies Acts, 1963 to 1987

Defence Act, 1954

1954, No. 18

European Assembly Elections Act, 1977

1977, No. 30

European Assembly Elections Act, 1984

1984, No. 6

Interpretation Act, 1937

1937, No. 38

Local Government Act, 1941

1941, No. 23

Official Secrets Act, 1963

1963, No. 1

Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851

1851, c. 93

Prison Act, 1970

1970, No. 11

Public Offices Fees Act, 1879

1879, c. 58

Statutory Instruments Act, 1947

1947, No. 44

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Number 25 of 1988


DATA PROTECTION ACT, 1988


AN ACT TO GIVE EFFECT TO THE CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS WITH REGARD TO AUTOMATIC PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA DONE AT STRASBOURG ON THE 28TH DAY OF JANUARY, 1981, AND FOR THAT PURPOSE TO REGULATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS PROVISIONS THE COLLECTION, PROCESSING, KEEPING, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION RELATING TO INDIVIDUALS THAT IS PROCESSED AUTOMATICALLY. [13th July, 1988]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Preliminary