Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (137)

Jack Chambers

Question:

137. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Finance the data sharing agreements his Department has in place with organisations that are not other Departments or State agencies; the purpose of these data sharing agreements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51427/19]

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Written answers (Question to Finance)

I am advised by my officials, who were in consultation with the Deputy, that the Deputy's question is referring to any arrangements whereby the personal data of members of the public is shared with organisations not covered under the Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019 (i.e. non-public bodies).

In this regard, I understand that no such personal data is currently used by my Department and, as a result, it has no such arrangements in place.

I also wish to advise the Deputy that the Department is at all times very mindful of its obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018.