Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Ceisteanna (508)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

508. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment 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. [51422/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

My Department has a number of arrangements in place which provide for the sharing of data with organisations who are not Government Departments or state agencies. The details of such arrangements are set out below.

Climate change and global warming

There are a number of data processing agreements in place with service providers to facilitate production of research reports, commissioned by the Department, with regard to climate action policy.

Digital Skills for Citizens Scheme

Data processing agreements are in place with 12 community not-for-profit organisations who receive grant funding to deliver training on behalf of the Department under the Digital Skills for Citizens Scheme.

eInvoicing

A data processing agreement is in place with the service provider of the eInvoicing system for the purposes of sending / receiving supplier invoices.

Environmental data

A data processing agreement is in place with the service provider for the provision of advice regarding Environmental Assessments.

Geological data

The Department has a number of agreements in place to provide datasets to EU programmes giving outputs from national mapping programmes (INFOMAR and Tellus) and national geoscience programmes and research.

Geo-scientific data and environmental data

Agreements are in place with two external companies to provide data release and marketing services of geo-scientific technical data for petroleum exploration purposes.

A number of data licence agreements are also in place in relation to the provision of access to this geo-scientific and environmental data to third parties for their own value-added product development.

National broadband plan

A data sharing agreement in place with a broadband telecommunications company, who submit updates regarding the rollout of rural high speed broadband.

National Cyber Security Centre

The National Cyber Security Centre has a number of legal agreements with private companies which deal with the sharing of technical information. The details of these agreements are not released for security reasons.

Procurement training

A data processing agreement is in place with the service provider for the purposes of organising and delivering procurement training.

Travel administration

A data sharing agreement is in place with our travel agent for the purposes of booking foreign travel.

Waste data

A data processing agreement is in place with the service provider to facilitate production of research reports by the Department.