During pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the Data Protection Bill 2017, an Oireachtas committee heard that Ireland could face millions in claims from citizens if public bodies were to process their personal information illegally, The Irish Times reports. Senior Legal Counsel at the Central Bank of Ireland Denis Kelleher, CIPP/E, said government departments could face millions in claims if they had a system failing to process customer requests for personal information. “There are differing views on what claims would settle for at this present time but it’s likely they would be significant,” Kelleher said. Kelleher said public bodies who failed to process data in compliance with the data protection law would “effectively be processing that data illegally.”
If you want to comment on this post, you need to login.