‘Serious concern’ over exemption of public bodies from data protection fines
Commissioner raises issues over proposals for implementation of new EU regulation
Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
It is a “serious matter of concern” that legislation proposed by the Government seeks to exempt public bodies from fines where they breach data protection rights, the Data Protection Commissioner has said.
Helen Dixon and two deputy data protection commissioners attended the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality on Wednesday for pre-legislative scrutiny of a new data protection Bill.