Who we are

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) is the national independent authority in Ireland responsible for upholding the fundamental right of individuals in the European Union (EU) to have their personal data protected. Accordingly, the DPC is the Irish supervisory authority responsible for monitoring the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and we also have functions and powers related to other regulatory frameworks, including the Irish ePrivacy Regulations (2011) and the EU Directive known as the Law Enforcement Directive (LED). The statutory powers, duties and functions of the DPC are as established under the Data Protection Act 2018, which gives further effect to the GDPR and also gives effect to the LED.

Our Mission

Safeguarding data protection rights by driving compliance through guidance, supervision and enforcement.


Organisation Chart

Commissioner for Data Protection

Frontline Breach, Complaint and Information

National Complaints including Access Requests, LED, Breach & Processing

CB Complaints -: Assessment, Handling & Inquiries; ePrivacy Investigations; Enforcement; Prosecutions

Large Scale Inquiries and Investigations

Supervision, Guidance & International Affairs

Technology & Operational Performance

Legal Affairs

Strategy, Governance, Finance & Risk

Corporate Affairs, People & Learning, Media & Communica-tions

Our team

Ian Chambers

Sandra Skehan

Tony Delaney

Cian O'Brien

Dale Sunderland

Ultan O’Carroll

Fleur O’Shea

MB Donnelly

Graham Doyle