Europol Act 2012


Designation of national supervisory body.

14.— (1) The Data Protection Commissioner is designated as the national supervisory body for the purposes of this Act and the Council Decision.

(2) For the purposes of the Council Decision the Data Protection Commissioner—

(a) may access, at the national unit or at the office of a liaison officer, data provided to the Europol Information System by the national unit or a liaison officer, and

(b) shall inform the Joint Supervisory Body under the Council Decision of any action that the Data Protection Commissioner has taken with respect to the Europol Information System.

(3) In this section “Joint Supervisory Body” means the body set up under Article 34 of the Council Decision.


Modifications (not altering text):


References to “Data Protection Commissioner” construed (25.05.2018, establishment day) by Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018), s. 14(2), S.I. No. 175 of 2018.

Transfer of functions of Data Protection Commissioner to Commission

14. (1) All functions that, immediately before the establishment day, were vested in the Data Protection Commissioner are transferred to the Commission.

(2) A reference in any enactment or instrument under an enactment to the Data Protection Commissioner or to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner shall be construed as a reference to the Commission.