Privacy and Data Protection Law in Ireland



Published: 21-05-2015

By Denis Kelleher

The information society has created an environment where new technologies increasingly threaten the right to privacy. Privacy and Data Protection Law in Ireland provides a detailed analysis of the law that applies in this complex and uncertain environment.


Privacy and Data Protection Law in Ireland covers relevant Irish legislation, in particular the Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011 and the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010.

It also includes developments in EU law such as the Lisbon Treaty and European Charter of Fundamental Rights, the EU Council Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA of November 2008 on the protection of personal data processed in the framework of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters and the new E-Privacy Directive.


The new edition includes three new chapters, specifically dealing with social networking, cloud computing and criminal legislation.



Previous edition ISBN: 9781845922047

Table Of Contents


Part I: Privacy

Chapter 1 The Right to Privacy

Chapter 2 Privacy as a Constitutional and Statutory Right

Chapter 3 Privacy and the ECHR

Chapter 4 The Right to Privacy under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Chapter 5 Data Privacy at Common Law and Equity

Part II: Data Protection Act (DPA): Introduction, Scope and Definitions

Chapter 6 The Right to Data Protection

Chapter 7 Scope and Application of Data Protection Law

Chapter 8 Definitions

Part III: Data Protection Act: The Processing of Personal Data

Chapter 9 Legitimate Bases for Data Processing

Chapter 10 The Principles of Data Protection

Chapter 11 Data Security

Chapter 12 The Processing of Sensitive Personal Data

Part IV: Rights, Supervision and Enforcement

Chapter 13 Subject Rights

Chapter 14 The Data Protection Commissioner

Chapter 15 Registration

Chapter 16 The Enforcement of Data Protection

Chapter 17 Damages

Part V: Data Protection in Practice

Chapter 18 International Transfers of Data

Chapter 19 Direct Marketing and Spam

Chapter 20 Privacy at Work

Chapter 21 Digital Identities and Anonymities

Chapter 22 Surveillance

Chapter 23 Reform


“Kelleher's work is rightly considered the most comprehensive reference book for Irish privacy and data protection practitioners...At a time when individuals are becoming more aware of privacy rights and their ability to personally vindicate them, this update is particularly timely.” –  John O'Brien, Law Society Gazette

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