Ireland passes Data Protection Act 2018

Ireland succeeded in enacting the Data Protection Act 2018 prior to the GDPR deadline of 25 May, with the President signing the Act into law on 24 May. The Act implements derogations permitted under the GDPR and represents a major overhaul of the regulatory and enforcement framework. This briefing note analyses the key provisions under the Act and its likely impact on businesses operating from Ireland.

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Date published: 25 May 2018