Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (95)

Jack Chambers


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.