Justice & Equality Committee to consider General Scheme of Data Protection Bill 2017

The Select Committee on Justice and Equality will meet tomorrow, Wednesday 14 June to carry out pre-legislative scrutiny of the Data Protection Bill 2017 and scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposal Com (2017) 252.

The agenda for the meeting is:

(i) Pre-legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of Data Protection Bill 2017
Session A: 9 a.m. [Officials from the Department of Justice and Equality]
Session B: 10 a.m. [Data Protection Commissioner]

(ii) (ii) 11.30 a.m. Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposal Com (2017) 252 [Officials from the Department of Justice and Equality]

The General Scheme of Data Protection Bill 2017 is designed to give effect to, and provide for derogations from, the General Data Protection Regulation. It also transposes the Law Enforcement Directive (2016/680) which concerns the processing of personal data for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences, and the free flow of such data.

Com (2017) 252 is an initiative to support work-life balance for working parents and carers.

This meeting will start in Committee Room 2 at 9am on Wednesday, 14 June 2017.

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Committee Membership:

Deputies

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin (Chairman) Sinn Féin
Colm Brophy Fine Gael
Jack Chambers Fianna Fáil
Clare Daly Independents4Change
Alan Farrell Fine Gael
Jim O’Callaghan Fianna Fáil
Mick Wallace Independents4Change

Senators

Frances Black Independent
Lorraine Clifford-Lee Fianna Fáil
Martin Conway Fine Gael
Niall Ó Donnghaile Sinn Féin