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Defence Forces

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (376)

Duncan Smith


376. Deputy Duncan Smith asked the Minister for Defence if all documents and data on serving and retired personnel is held in digitised or paper form; if this is GDPR compliant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29672/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

Personal data on behalf of both serving and retired personnel is held compliant with GDPR. This data can be stored in paper or digitised form.

The Deputy Chief of Staff (Support) is the Data Controller for Óglaigh na hÉireann and is responsible for the processing of personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. Óglaigh na hÉireann engages with the Data Protection Commission on an ongoing basis to ensure best practice. Óglaigh na hÉireann takes its data protection responsibilities very seriously and makes every effort to ensure that personal data is appropriately safeguarded. Further, there is a data breach protocol in place for the management of data breach incidents that may occur.