Written answers

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Data Protection

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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72. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he is aware of the Bara judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered last month (details supplied); if he will indicate the implications of this judgment for the planned data sharing Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41119/15]

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Minister, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform; Wexford, Labour)
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I can assure the Deputy that my Department is aware of the recent Judgement of the European Court of Justice in the case to which her question refers. This, and other relevant jurisprudence of the Court, will be taken into full consideration during the detailed legal drafting of the Data Sharing and Governance Bill, which my Department intends to undertake shortly in conjunction with Advisory Counsel and Parliamentary Counsel in the Attorney General's Office. We will also be consulting in this matter with, inter alia, the Department of Justice and Law Reform, which has overall policy responsibility for data protection.

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