Data Protection Commissioner

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REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ACT 2003 - PREPARATION OF A DRAFT SCHEME BY THE OFFICE OF THE DATA PROTECTION COMMISSIONER

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner proposes to draft a new scheme in accordance with Section 15 of the Official Languages Act 2003 (the current scheme can be viewed on our website, Irish Language Scheme).  The primary objective of the Act is to ensure better availability and a higher standard of public services through Irish.

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner now wishes to invite representations in relation to the preparation of the draft scheme from any interested parties.  Submissions should ideally not exceed 4,000 words (c. 8 pages).  Ideally submissions, which may be made available on the Office's website, should be forwarded electronically to info@dataprotection.ie.

Alternatively, they may be posted to: Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois. 

Information in relation to the mandate and role / services provided to the public by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner is available on www.dataprotection.ie  Data protection is fundamentally about recognising the individual's right to determine how personal information about her or him is used.

The latest date for receipt of representations is 5pm on 19 February 2010.

Further information in relation to the Act is available on the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs website - www.pobail.ie - or by e-mail request to achtteanga@pobail.ie

 






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