17 May 2017, 17.57

The Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach will meet tomorrow, Thursday, 18 May at 10am in Committee Room 2, Leinster House.

The Committee will commence Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on the Draft General Scheme of the Data-Sharing and Governance Bill.

Read the Draft General Scheme of the Bill here.

In 2014, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform published a policy paper on data sharing and governance. Submissions were invited from interested parties. The policy paper subsequently led to the Department publishing a General Scheme in 2015. The General Scheme is the first step in the drafting of a Bill intended to establish a new legal basis for the sharing of data between public service bodies.

The following witnesses will appear before the Committee:

•    Officials from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform;
•    Official from the Department of Justice and Equality;
•    Mr Dale Sutherland, Deputy Commissioner, Data Protection Commission;
•    Mr Cathal Ryan, Assistant Commissioner, Data Protection Commission.

Committee proceedings can be viewed live here.

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Committee membership


Fine Gael

Sinn Féin

Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil

Anti-Austerity Alliance - People Before Profit


Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil