Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Ceisteanna (231)

Catherine Murphy


231. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment 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 on the GDPR; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7641/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

My Department has established a departmental project group to examine the implications of GDPR, chaired by an Assistant Secretary. The group is currently undertaking a readiness assessment  in order to ensure that we are in a position to comply with the Regulation and the Data Protection Bill 2018 when enacted.

My Department has appointed a data protection officer, who has received training and further training and briefing  will be rolled out to staff as required.