Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Questions (231)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

231. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the preparedness of his Department in the context of the incoming general data protection regulation, GDPR, EU 2016/679; if staff in his Department have undertaken or been offered specific training and-or briefing on the GDPR; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7641/18]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

My Department has established a departmental project group to examine the implications of GDPR, chaired by an Assistant Secretary. The group is currently undertaking a readiness assessment  in order to ensure that we are in a position to comply with the Regulation and the  Data Protection Bill 2018 when enacted.

My Department has appointed a data protection officer, who has received training and further training and briefing  will be rolled out to staff as required.