Data Protection in the Republic of Ireland
- certified by a senior member of the police or defence forces as being required to safeguard the security of the state,
- for criminal investigation purposes or taxation or other fiscal purposes.
- protection the International Relations of the State
- required urgently to prevent infury or other damage to a person or serious loss or damage to property
- required by law or court order
- for the purpose of obtaining legal advice or in legal proceedings
- to an agent of the data subject
- made with the consent of the data subject.
The Data Protection Commissioner is charged with enforcing the Act by investigating complaints, sponsoring codes of practice, prosecuting offenders, supervision the registration process, and generally raising awareness and understanding about data protection. The attitude of the Commissioner's office is generally non-confrontational and prosecutions for offeces have not been initiated.
Citation: Clark, Robert (1996) 'Data Protection in the Republic of Ireland', 1 The Journal of Information Law and Technology (JILT). http://elj.warwick.ac.uk/elj/jilt/dp/1eire/