Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals

Photo of Kieran O'DonnellKieran O'Donnell (Limerick City, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I will come back on that. On the Data Protection Commission, a deputy commissioner, Mr. Dale Sunderland, wrote to us this morning because we wanted to get the commission's input. In summary, it states that:

In conclusion, at this preliminary stage and taking account of the formal assessment carried out by the EPDS, the DPC along with the EDPS and other EU data protection authorities now awaits the advancement of the draft proposal both at EU level and in terms of proposed implementation in Ireland. As noted above, the development of the technical architecture and the implementing acts will provide an opportunity to more fully assess the data protection implications of the framework for a European Digital Identity.

What is the timeframe on this? Where do we go from here? How long will this take? What is the next stage of the process? When does Mr. Lowry anticipate it will be in place?


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