Data Protection

The Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003, provide individuals with certain rights as regard to the protection and use of personal data. These acts also impose obligations and responsibilities on those persons capturing and processing such data. As an employer, you need to be aware of your obligations and responsibilities and ensure that data is stored and used in accordance with the provisions set out in the Act. ISME members can access full information covering the following sections here:

  • picDefinitions:
    Provides legal clarity on the usage of data protection terminology
  • Enforcement:
    Section 10 of the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003, provides the data commissioner with legal responsibility for enforcing the acts.  This section outlines the responsibilities of the Data Commissioner in terms of enforcing the act
  • Legal Responsibilities of Data Controllers:
    There are certain key responsibilities in relation to the information with is processed. There are eight date protection rules summarized within this section
  • Limitations on the Right of Access to Personal Data:
    There are certain restrictions upon the right of access.  Details on the restrictions can be found within this section
  • Template Data Protection Policy:
    A Template Data Protection Policy is available in our members section of the website