Data Protection Act 1988

Prosecution of summary offences by Commissioner.

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30. (1) Summary proceedings for an offence under this Act may be brought and prosecuted by the Commissioner.

(2) Notwithstanding section 10 (4) of the Petty Sessions (Ireland) Act, 1851, summary proceedings for an offence under this Act may be instituted within on e year from the date of the offence.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C84

Application of section extended with modification (27.01.2014) by Credit Reporting Act 2013 (45/2013), s. 19(2), (4), S.I. No. 19 of 2014.

Data protection

19. ...

(2) Sections 2 , 4 and 6 of the Data Protection Act 1988 shall have effect as if—

(a) references to personal data included relevant credit data, and

(b) a person to whom this section applies were a living individual, and sections 9, 10, 12 and 24 to 31 of that Act apply accordingly.

(3) ...

(4) This section applies to any person with an annual turnover of not more than €3,000,000 (and to whom sections 2, 4 and 6 of the Data Protection Act 1988 would not apply apart from this section).

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C85

C85

Application of section extended with any necessary modifications (24.02.2003) by European Communities (Directive 2000/31/EC) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 68 of 2003), reg. 9(6).

Unsolicited commercial communications.

9. ...

(6) The following provisions of the Act, namely —

(a) sections 1, 10, 12, 24 and 25,

(b) section 26 in so far as it relates to a requirement specified in an enforcement notice or an information notice or a decision of the Data Protection Commissioner in relation to a complaint under section 10 (1) (a) of the Act,

and

(c) sections 27 to 30,

apply for the purpose of this Regulation with the modifications specified in paragraphs (7) to (10) and any other necessary modifications.

(7) References, in the provisions of the Act mentioned in paragraph (6), to that Act or the provisions of that Act shall, unless the context otherwise requires be construed as including references to this Regulation or the provisions of this Regulation.

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(11) In this Regulation —

“Act” means the Data Protection Act 1988 ( No. 25 of 1988);

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Editorial Notes:

E65

Previous affecting provision: construction of section extended (6.11.2003) by European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 535 of 2003), reg. 17(1)(a); reg. 17 substituted (13.12.2008) by European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Data Protection and Privacy) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 526 of 2008), reg. 9; revoked and replaced (1.07.2011) by European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Privacy and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 336 of 2011), reg. 35 subject to transitional provisions in reg. 34.

E66

Previous affecting provision: application of ss. 10, 12, 24, 25, 26 (insofar as it relates to a requirement specified in an enforcement notice or an information notice or a decision of the Commissioner in relation to a complaint under section 10(1)(a) ) and ss. 27 to 31 extended with any necessary modifications (8.05.2002) by European Communities (Data Protection and Privacy in Telecommunications) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 192 of 2002), reg. 12; revoked (6.11.2003) by European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 535 of 2003), reg. 24.