Passports Act 2008

Processing of personal data.

8.— (1) Subject to the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, the Minister may process such personal data, including biometric data, in respect of an applicant for a passport as are required for the issue of a passport to the applicant and the maintenance of the integrity of the system for issuing passports.

(2) The Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, make such arrangements, including contractual arrangements, as he or she considers appropriate with such persons as he or she thinks fit for the processing of biometric data in respect of applicants for passports.