Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (95)

Jack Chambers

Question:

95. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence 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. [51424/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

I can confirm that my Department does not have any data sharing agreements in place with commercial operators or service providers.

My Department, as a data controller, does have contracts in place with a number of commercial operators to process data on behalf of the Department. Current ongoing arrangements in this regard relate to ICT support services and staff training. Processing by a data processor is carried out in line with Article 28 of the General Data Protection Regulation under a contract (or other legal act) between the data controller and data processor.