Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014
Automated searching for certain dactyloscopic data in automated fingerprint identification system of designated state
120. (1) For the purposes of the prevention, detection and investigation of criminal offences in the State, an authorised officer for dactyloscopic data may, in connection with an individual case, supply dactyloscopic data to which this Chapter applies to the national contact point of a designated state for the purpose of conducting an automated search of the reference data in the automated fingerprint identification system of that designated state by comparing the dactyloscopic data concerned with the dactyloscopic data in that system to ascertain whether there is a match between them.
(2) The response from the national contact point of the designated state concerned to a search by the comparison of dactyloscopic data pursuant to subsection (1), sent in an automated way or by such other means as is permitted by the relevant European Union or international instrument, namely—
(a) where a match of dactyloscopic data is found—
(i) a notification of the match, and
(ii) the reference data relating to the matching dactyloscopic data in the automated fingerprint identification system of that designated state,
for the purposes of confirming the match, or
(b) where a match of dactyloscopic data is not found, a notification to that effect,
shall be received by the national contact point.