Updated to 21 June 2024 (Act No. 14 of 2024 and S.I. No. 281 of 2024)

All effects below are reflected in the most recent Revised Act.

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
Schs. 1, 2, 3  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
Act is a relevant enactment for purposes of Representative Actions for the Protection of the Collective Interests of Consumers Act 2023 (22/2023), s. 2 and sch. Part 1
Application of Act restricted, personal data may be exchanged in certain circumstances European Union (Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 113 of 2022), reg. 31
  European Union (Imports of Animals and Animal Products from Third Countries) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 656 of 2020, reg. 38
  European Union (Official Controls in relation to Food Legislation) (Imports of Food of Non-Animal Origin) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No 575 of 2020), reg. 4(3)
  European Union (Plant Health) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 459 of 2020, reg. 73(1)
  European Union (Official Controls in Relation to Food Legislation) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 79 of 2020, reg. 3(5)
  European Union (Food and Feed Hygiene) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 22 of 2020), reg. 22
  European Union (Temporary Increase of Official Controls and Emergency Measures on Imports of Food and Feed of Non-Animal Origin) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 9 of 2020), reg. 20
  European Union (Food and Feed Hygiene) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 674 of 2019), reg. 22
  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. 2 amended Local Government (Mayor of Limerick) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2024 (7/2024), ss. 1(3), 44(a)
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. 26A inserted Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (18/2023), ss. 1(4), 74
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. 39(3)(c) substituted Local Government (Mayor of Limerick) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2024 (7/2024), ss. 1(3), 44(b)
S. 48(b) substituted Electoral Reform Act 2022 (30/2022), ss. 1(5), 71(a)
S. 58(b) substituted Electoral Reform Act 2022 (30/2022), ss. 1(5), 71(b)
S. 59(b) substituted Electoral Reform Act 2022 (30/2022), ss. 1(5), 71(c)
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
S. 109(5)(da) inserted Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (18/2023), ss. 1(4), 75
S. 113(6) amended Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (18/2023), ss. 1(4), 76(a)
S. 113(6)(aa) inserted Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (18/2023), ss. 1(4), 76(b)
S. 117(3) substituted Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (18/2023), ss. 1(4), 77(a)
S. 117(5A) inserted Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (18/2023), ss. 1(4), 77(b)
S. 117(6A) inserted Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (18/2023), ss. 1(4), 77(c)
S. 117A substituted Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (18/2023), ss. 1(4), 78
S. 117A inserted European Union (Enforcement of Data Subjects’ Rights on Transfer of Personal Data Outside the European Union) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 297 of 2021), reg. 2
S. 122(4)(da) inserted Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (18/2023), ss. 1(4), 79
S. 150(12)(a), (b) substituted Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023 (18/2023), ss. 1(4), 80

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 2021 (S.I. No. 18 of 2021)
  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. 60(5)(a) Data Protection Act 2018 (Access Modification) (Health) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 121 of 2022)
S. 60(6) Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 60(6)) (Competition and Consumer Protection Commission) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 603 of 2022)
  Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 60(6)) (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 602 of 2022)
  Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 60(6)) (Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 601 of 2022)
  Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 60(6)) (Office of the Ombudsman) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 221 of 2022)
  Data Protection Act 2018 (section 60(6)) (Central Bank of Ireland) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 534 of 2020)
  Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 60(6)) (Central Bank of Ireland) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 537 of 2019)
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)