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Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003

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Number 6 of 2003


DATA PROTECTION (AMENDMENT) ACT 2003


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Definitions.

2.

Amendment of section 1 (interpretation and application of Act) of Principal Act.

3.

Amendment of section 2 (collection, processing, keeping, use and disclosure of personal data) of Principal Act.

4.

Provisions in relation to processing.

5.

Amendment of section 4 (right of access) of Principal Act.

6.

Amendment of section 5 (restriction of right of access) of Principal Act.

7.

Amendment of section 6 (right of rectification or erasure) of Principal Act.

8.

Certain rights of data subjects.

9.

Amendment of section 8 (disclosure of personal data in certain cases) of Principal Act.

10.

Additional functions of Commissioner.

11.

Amendment of section 10 (enforcement of data protection) of Principal Act.

12.

Restriction on transfer of personal data outside State.

13.

Prior checking of processing by Commissioner.

14.

Amendment of section 13 (codes of practice) of Principal Act.

15.

Amendment of section 14 (annual report) of Principal Act.

16.

Amendment of section 16 (the register) of Principal Act.

17.

Amendment of section 17 (applications for registration) of Principal Act.

18.

Amendment of section 18 (duration and continuance of registration) of Principal Act.

19.

Amendment of Section 31 (penalties) of Principal Act.

20.

Amendment of Second Schedule (the Data Protection Commissioner) to Principal Act.

21.

Journalism, literature and art.

22.

Repeals and Revocation.

23.

Short title, collective citation, construction and commencement.


Acts Referred to

Data Protection Act 1988

1988, No. 25

Dentists Act 1985

1985, No. 9

Freedom of Information Act 1997

1997, No. 13

Interpretation Act 1937

1937, No. 38

Medical Practitioners Act 1978

1978, No. 4

National Archives Act 1986

1986, No. 11

Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 1993

1993, No. 27

Statistics Act 1993

1993, No. 21

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Number 6 of 2003


DATA PROTECTION (AMENDMENT) ACT 2003


AN ACT TO GIVE EFFECT TO DIRECTIVE 95/46/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 24 OCTOBER 1995 ON THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS WITH REGARD TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA AND ON THE FREE MOVEMENT OF SUCH DATA, FOR THAT PURPOSE TO AMEND THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 1988 AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [10th April, 2003]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: