Data Protection Act 2018

Appointment of chairperson of Commission

16. (1) The Minister shall, where the Commission consists of more than one Commissioner, appoint one of the Commissioners to be chairperson and such allowance (if any) may be paid by the Commission to the chairperson as the Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, from time to time determine.

(2) The chairperson shall have a casting vote in the case of decisions to be taken by the Commission in the event of a tied vote.

(3) Where a chairperson stands appointed under subsection (1), and is unavailable to perform his or her duties due to absence or incapacity, the Minister shall appoint another existing Commissioner to act as chairperson for the duration of the period of absence or incapacity.