General Scheme of Data Protection Bill Published

The General Scheme of the Data Protection Bill 2017 was published on 12 May 2017. This Bill is intended to be the main Irish legislative instrument that will give effect to, or provide for exemptions from, certain provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It will also transpose the Law Enforcement Data Protection Directive into Irish law, will replace the Irish Data Protection Commissioner with a new legal entity to be known as the Data Protection Commission and will set out a new legal framework for the enforcement of data protection law in Ireland.   

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