Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences) Act 2005


Communications Data

Interpretation of this Part.

61.—(1) In this Part—

“Act of 1993” means the Interception of Postal Packets and Telecommunications Messages (Regulation) Act 1993 ;

“aggregated data” means data that cannot be related to individual subscribers or users;

“data” means communications data;

“data retention request” means a request made under section 63 for the retention of traffic data or location data or both;

“designated judge” means the person designated under section 8 of the Act of 1993;

“Directive” means Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector;

“disclosure request” means a request under section 64 for the disclosure of traffic data or location data retained in accordance with section 63 (5);

“Garda Commissioner” means the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána;

“processing” has the same meaning as in the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003;

“Referee” means the holder of the office of Complaints Referee under the Act of 1993;

“service provider” means a person who is engaged in the provision of a publicly available electronic communications service by means of fixed line or mobile telephones.

(2) A word or expression that is used but not defined in this Part and is defined in the Directive has the same meaning in this Part as in the Directive.