Data Protection Act 2018

Processing of personal data revealing political opinions for electoral activities and functions of Referendum Commission

48. Subject to suitable and specific measures being taken to safeguard the fundamental rights and freedoms of data subjects, the processing of personal data revealing political opinions shall be lawful where the processing is carried out—

(a) in the course of electoral activities in the State for the purpose of compiling data on peoples’ political opinions by—

(i) a political party, or

(ii) a candidate for election to, or a holder of, elective political office in the State,


(b) by the Referendum Commission in the performance of its functions.