Data Protection Commissioner

Guidance Notes

Adobe PDF format documentGuidance Note on Data Protection in the Electronic Communications Sector

Special data protection rules apply to the protection of personal data by data controllers in the electronic communications sector. These are in addition to the general obligations that apply to all data controllers under the Data Protection Acts. Obligations also arise for entities acting on behalf of data controllers in this sector.
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1/07/11 Commissioner launches guidance on new data protection requirements

The Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes has today launched new guidance to assist organisations to comply with new data protection requirements in relation to electronic communications and networks
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21/04/11 Data Protection: Charity Sector

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has now conducted a number of audits of charities. On foot of the inspection reports produced as a result of these audits, the Office is issuing this new guidance to all charities. The guidance focuses primarily on the use of personal data collected in conjunction with charities' fundraising activities in order to ensure
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Registration Guidance

Guide to registration requirements and fees applicable.
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DIRECT MARKETING - A GENERAL GUIDE FOR DATA CONTROLLERS

Targeted direct marketing, giving individuals information about products and services, is a perfectly legitimate activity provided it respects the individual's right to privacy. Sending unwanted direct marketing is neither in your interests nor the interests of those receiving it. Data protection law imposes strict obligations on the use of personal data (hyperlink) for direct marketing. Because marketing using electronic
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Guide to On-Line Registration

Guide to completing a new registration or renewing / amending an existing registration on-line.
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Guidance Notes for Doctors - Applying for Registration under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003

This document is intended as a guide for Doctors applying for registration as a Data Controller.
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