Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Questions (94)

Catherine Murphy


94. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence 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 in respect of the GDPR; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7643/18]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The Department of Defence has begun preparations to ensure compliance and accountability with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  As part of these preparations a Data Protection Officer has been appointed and a Working Group with representatives across all branches of the Department has been established.  The Working Group is overseen by a newly established Data Protection Steering Committee.  The Department is currently engaged in a data mapping exercise and a review of data protection policies.  A number of staff have undertaken GDPR training to date and further GDPR training will be rolled out across the Department between late February and April 2018.