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The Irish Data Protection Act, 2018 (Irish DPA) implements the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and transposes the European Union Law Enforcement Directive in Ireland. Since it incorporates most of the provisions from the GDPR and the Law Enforcement Directive with limited additions and deletions as per the national law, it is considered to be the principal data protection legislation in Ireland.
The Irish DPA provides the same rights to data subjects with respect to their personal data as that of the GDPR. These rights give data subjects control over their data and may be processed under particular conditions and limitations.
Where the personal data is processed for archiving purposes in the public interest, or processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes, the Irish DPA allows the restriction of data subjects’ rights, if the exercise of the right would likely render impossible, or seriously impair the achievement of those purposes and such restriction is necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
The Irish DPA reaffirms the obligations of organizations as outlined in the GDPR. Some of the key obligations for Irish organizations are as follows:
In Ireland, the European Union’s e-Privacy Directive was implemented into the e-Privacy Regulations of 2011. These regulations require organizations to obtain data subject’s valid consent prior to the installation of cookies and provide the data subject clear and comprehensive information in accordance with the Irish DPA.
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Ireland is part of the European Union, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to all EU member states, including Ireland.
The 8 principles of data protection in Ireland, as per GDPR, include lawful and transparent processing, purpose limitation, data minimization, accuracy, storage limitation, integrity and confidentiality, accountability, and fairness.
The Data Protection Commission (DPC) is the authority responsible for regulating data protection and enforcing GDPR in Ireland.
GDPR is a comprehensive regulation that applies across the European Union, while a Data Protection Act is specific legislation adopted by individual EU member states to supplement and implement GDPR within their national legal framework.
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