The Data Protection Acts 1988-2003 govern the area of data protection in Ireland and confer responsibilities on data controllers and processors. There are strict requirements of compliance under the Data Protection Acts for both data processors and controllers to ensure that the rules of data protection are followed in collecting, storing and processing data in a secure environment.
Our team at Lavelle advises companies on all aspects of privacy and data protection both in the workplace and in carrying out their businesses. We have implemented data protection policies for clients to ensure that they comply with the law on data protection and that proper practices are adopted by companies on a day to day basis in the handling of personal data.
We advise on all areas of data protection and privacy including:
- Do the Data Protection Acts apply to your organisation?
- Data protection registration;
- Put in place data protection policies and procedures;
- Where a data processor is engaged ensure that certain steps are taken to make sure data protection standards are maintained;
- Data Protection audits;
- Lawful use of image capture technology, CCTV and other processing equipment;
- Data protection in the workplace including presenting to key employees;
- Reviewing data subject requests for access and possible exemptions;
- Exporting data outside the EEA;
- Right to privacy under the Irish constitution.