Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2018: Report and Final Stages

I move amendment No. 1:

In page 31, lines 31 and 32, to delete “(within the meaning of the Data Protection Act 1988)”.

I thank the Ceann Comhairle, the Business Committee and Deputy O'Callaghan for facilitating what I would anticipate to be a short debate in a busy week. Amendment No. 1 is a technical amendment which, as Deputies will be aware, is a direct consequence of the passing into law of the Data Protection Act 2018 some weeks ago. It relates to an amendment in the Bill which makes reference to personal data within the meaning of the Data Protection Act 1988, which was the law in force at the time the Bill was published. Since then, we have the new regime and the general data protection regulation, GDPR, has come to force. Given the 2018 Act inserted a definition of personal data in the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2010, there is no need to have a definition within the section itself.

I am supportive of the amendment. It makes sense considering the fact we passed the data protection legislation recently.

Amendment agreed to.
Bill received for final consideration and passed.

The Bill will be sent to the Seanad.