Legislation Summary – Data Protection Act
In line with data protection laws across Europe, Ireland has legislation in place to help protect its citizens' confidential and personal information from data security breaches and fraud.
This two page legislation summary outlines key elements of the Irish Data Protection Act and serves as both a guide on taking the first steps to compliance and a refresher for those who may already be well on the road. It includes:
Explanations of some of the key terminology in the Data Protection Act
What the legislation covers and who must comply
Penalties for breaching the Act
Practical steps you can take towards compliance