Data Protection Act 1988/2003

The Data Protection Rules

Your legal responsibilities are to have certain key responsibilities in relation to the information which you keep on computer or in a structured manual file about individuals. There are eight main “Rules” with which you must comply, listed below. Click here for detailed information on any of these.

  1. Obtain and process the information fairly
  2. Keep it only for one or more specified and lawful purposes
  3. Process it only in ways compatible with the purposes for which it was given to you initially
  4. Keep it safe and secure
  5. Keep it accurate and up-to-date
  6. Ensure that it is adequate, relevant and not excessive
  7. Retain it no longer than is necessary for the specified purpose or purposes
  8. Give a copy of his/her personal data to any individual, on request.

Waste Management Act 1996

Summary: This act is the legislation covering waste management in Ireland. To make provision in relation to the prevention, management and control of waste.

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Protection of the Environment Act 2003

Summary: Act implementing Directive 96/61/EC of 24 September 1996 concerning integrated pollution prevention and control and certain other Acts adopted by the institutions of the European Communities. Amends Waste Management Act 1996.

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Summary: An act that takes into account any damage to the environment produced by landfill. To prevent and reduce potential effects on the environment and risks to human health.

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