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Data Protection

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (136)

Thomas Pringle

Ceist:

136. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 164 and 165 of 20 May 2021, the extent of contacts Irish officials have made with the officials or elected representatives in the US administration in relation to the drafting of a Bill that targets jurisdictions with inadequate enforcement of data protection law; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29094/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Enterprise)

The PQs referred to by the Deputy relate to issues on the enforcement of data protection law in this jurisdiction. I have no direct responsibility for the enforcement of data protection law.

I am not in a position to comment on draft legislation in a separate jurisdiction. Having made enquiries, my officials inform me that our embassy in Washington is aware of the draft legislation and is monitoring it. If the Deputy has further questions he can raise them with the Department of Justice. 

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