Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019 -provide transparency on the efficient use of citizen data

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath, TD and Minister of State, Ossian Smyth, TD are pleased to announce that the remaining sections of the Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019 

This commencement allows for establishment of the Data Governance Board and the introduction of a comprehensive new Data Sharing and Governance Framework for the Public Service. This represents a significant development in the Government’s drive to provide transparency on the efficient use of citizen data to deliver public services.

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Michael McGrath, TD and Minister of State, Ossian Smyth, TD are pleased to announce that the remaining sections of the Data Sharing and Governance Act 2019 have been commenced with the exception of subsections (2), (3) of s.6. The Order, with a commencement date of the 7th July, also sets a commencement date of March 31st 2022 for subsections (2) and (3) of s.6.

This commencement allows for establishment of the Data Governance Board and the introduction of a comprehensive new Data Sharing and Governance Framework for the Public Service. This represents a significant development in the Government’s drive to provide transparency on the efficient use of citizen data to deliver public services.

Minister McGrath said “This enabling piece of legislation will allow us to be more progressive in how we use the data that we have. It will deliver more positive outcomes for our public services, our businesses and our citizens; whilst allowing us to remain fully aligned to GDPR and protection of data privacy. “

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