Seanad debates

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Data Protection Bill 2018: Committee Stage (Resumed)


2:30 pm

Photo of Lorraine Clifford LeeLorraine Clifford Lee (Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I move amendment No. 90:

In page 116, between lines 25 and 26, to insert the following:“(2) (a) In addition to the publication requirements contained in section 144(1), the Commission shall publish details of public authorities or public bodies that have been found to have contravened the Act.
(b) Subsection (2)(a) shall not apply to a public authority or body where the authority or body was acting as an undertaking within the meaning of the Competition Act 2002.

(c) The publications under subsection (2)(a) shall be in at least one national newspaper and in a publication circulating in the area in which the public authority or public body guilty of the contravention is situate and/or operates from.”.

I will speak briefly. My amendment seeks to ensure that in respect of a public body the publication aspect is strengthened and admonishment is put in place for a public body which is found to be in breach of the legislation. I am interested in hearing the Minister's thoughts and whether he would consider accepting the amendment.


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