Passports Act 2008

2.

Definitions.

2.— In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

F1 [ ]

F2 [ Act of 2018 means the Data Protection Act 2018; ]

“applicant”, in relation to an application for a passport, means the person in whose name the passport will be issued if the application is granted;

F1 [ ]

F3 [ biometric data means biometric data within the meaning of

(a) the Data Protection Regulation, or

(b) Part 5 of the Act of 2018; ]

“certificate of birth” means—

( a) a document issued under section 13(4) of the Civil Registration Act 2004 in respect of an entry in the register of births,

( b) a certified copy of an entry in the Adopted Children Register maintained under section 22 of the Adoption Act 1952 which is issued under subsection (11) of that section,

( c) a document purporting to be a copy of an entry in a foreign births entry book or in the foreign births register, both of which are kept under section 27 of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956, and which is duly authenticated as such,

( d) a document purporting to be a copy of an entry in the Register of Foreign Adoptions issued under section 6(7) of the Adoption Act 1991, or

( e) a document issued in accordance with a civil system of registration of births in the place where the birth occurs;

“child” means a person who is under 18 years of age other than a person who is or has been married;

F1 [ ]

F2 [ Data Protection Regulation means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 35 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation); ]

“emergency travel certificate” shall be construed in accordance with section 15 ;

“guardian”, in relation to a child, means a person who—

( a) is a guardian of the child pursuant to the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964, or

( b) is appointed to be a guardian of the child by—

(i) deed or will, or

(ii) order of a court in the State,

and has not been removed from office;

“Irish citizen” means a person who—

( a) is an Irish citizen under the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Acts 1956 to 2004, or

( b) acquires Irish citizenship under those Acts or any other enactment;

“Minister” means Minister for Foreign Affairs;

“passport” means a passport issued, or deemed under section 27(1) to have been issued, under this Act;

“passport appeals officer” shall be construed in accordance with section 19 ;

F3 [ personal data means personal data within the meaning of

(a) the Data Protection Regulation, or

(b) Part 5 of the Act of 2018; ]

“prescribed” means prescribed by the Minister by regulations under section 4 ;

F3 [ processing means processing within the meaning of

(a) the Data Protection Regulation, or

(b) Part 5 of the Act of 2018. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F1

Deleted (25.05.2018) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 207(a)(i), S.I. No. 174 of 2018.

F2

Inserted (25.05.2018) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 207(a)(ii), (iv), S.I. No. 174 of 2018.

F3

Substituted (25.05.2018) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 207(a)(iii), (v), (vi), S.I. No. 174 of 2018.

35 OJ No. L 119, 4.5.2016, p.1