Seanad debates

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Data Protection Bill 2018: Committee Stage (Resumed)


2:30 pm

Photo of Charles FlanaganCharles Flanagan (Laois, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

There is no question of acting with impunity or any public body or company not being held responsible for its actions, be it a breach or anything else. A civil remedy is available to an injured or complaining party. Preparing or listing penalties and fines in law, in many ways, might accord with the reality of business, but I would like public bodies to apply the highest standards as they are charged with ensuring there is no illegality, breach or injured party. I would be concerned if standards were not applied or breaches were widespread and public bodies which are funded by the taxpayer paid fines such that public services were reduced and people suffered. There is a circular flow of public money-----


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