Updated to 20 December 2019 (Act No. 40 of 2019 and S.I. No. 690 of 2019)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 1 24 May 2018 Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 174 of 2018), art. 2
Ss. 2-6 25 May 2018 Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 174 of 2018), art. 3
S. 7(1), (2) 25 May 2018 Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 174 of 2018), art. 3
S. 7(3) other than insofar as it relates to the revocation of S.I. No. 95 of 1993, insofar as those regulations relate to the functions of the Central Bank of Ireland to which reg. 3 of those regulations applies 25 May 2018 Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 174 of 2018), art. 3
S. 7(3) insofar as it relates to the revocation of S.I. No. 95 of 1993, insofar as those regulations relate to the functions of the Central Bank of Ireland to which reg. 3 of those regulations applies 30 October 2019 Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 532 of 2019), art. 2
S. 7(4) 25 May 2018 Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 174 of 2018), art. 3
S. 8 25 May 2018 Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 174 of 2018), art. 3
S. 9 24 May 2018 Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 174 of 2018), art. 2
Ss. 10-24 25 May 2018 Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 174 of 2018), art. 3
S. 25 1 January 2020 Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 570 of 2019), art. 2(a)
Ss. 26-29 25 May 2018 Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 174 of 2018), art. 3
S. 30 Not yet commenced.  Requires commencement order under s. 1(3)
Ss. 31-175 25 May 2018 Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 174 of 2018), art. 3
S. 176(a) 25 May 2018 Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 174 of 2018), art. 3
S. 176(b) 1 January 2020 Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 570 of 2019), art. 2(b)
Ss. 177-232 25 May 2018 Data Protection Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 174 of 2018), art. 3

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Application of Act restricted, personal data may be exchanged in certain circumstances European Communities (Sustainable Use of Pesticides) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 155 of 2012), reg. 11(8) as substituted by European Communities (Sustainable Use of Pesticides) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 438 of 2019), reg. 2(e)
  Greyhound Racing Act 2019 (15/2019), ss. 1(5), 58
S. 9 establishment day prescribed Data Protection Act 2018 (Establishment Day) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 175 of 2018), art. 2
S. 15(10)(d) substituted Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (7/2004), schedule 2, pt. 3 as inserted by 39/2018, s. 7, schedule
S. 38 application restricted Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019 (5/2019), ss. 1(2), 6(2)
S. 38(4) application restricted Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019 (5/2019), ss. 1(2), 6(3)
S. 71 insofar as it relates to ss. 87, 90, 91, 92, 93 application restricted Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 158(3)) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 658 of 2018), rls. 1, 3
S. 87 application restricted Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 158(3)) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 658 of 2018), rls. 1, 3
S. 90 application restricted Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 158(3)) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 658 of 2018), rls. 1, 3
S. 91 application restricted Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 158(3)) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 658 of 2018), rls. 1, 3
S. 92 application restricted Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 158(3)) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 658 of 2018), rls. 1, 3
S. 93 application restricted Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 158(3)) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 658 of 2018), rls. 1, 3

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 9 Data Protection Act 2018 (Establishment Day) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 175 of 2018)
S. 36(2) Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 36(2)) (Health Research) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 188 of 2019)
  Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 36(2)) (Health Research) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 188 of 2019)
  Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 36(2)) (Health Research) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 314 of 2018)
S. 158(3) Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 158(3)) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 658 of 2018)
S. 159(1) Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 159(1)) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 659 of 2018)
S. 159(2) Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 159(2)) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 661 of 2018)
S. 159(3) Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 159(3)) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 663 of 2018)
S. 159(4) Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 159(4)) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 665 of 2018)
S. 159(7) Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 159(7): District Court) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 664 of 2018)
  Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 159(7): Circuit Court Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 662 of 2018)
  Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 159(7): Superior Courts) Rules 2018 (S.I. No. 660 of 2018)