S.I. No. 209/2012 - Data Protection Act 1988 (Section 2B) Regulations 2012.

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S.I. No. 209/2012 - Data Protection Act 1988 (Section 2B) Regulations 2012.

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Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 22nd June, 2012.
WHEREAS the Government on 31 January 2012, approved the entering into of an Arrangement between the Terrorist Screening Center of the United States of America and the Garda Síochána for the exchange of terrorism screening information;
AND WHEREAS sections 2 (inserted by section 3 of the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 (No. 6 of 2003)) and 2A (inserted by section 4 of the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 ) of the Data Protection Act 1988 (No. 25 of 1988) have been complied with;
AND WHEREAS there are reasons of substantial public interest for the making of these Regulations;
NOW I, Alan Shatter, Minister for Justice and Equality, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 2B(1)(b)(xi) (inserted by section 4 of the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003 ) of the Data Protection Act 1988 (as adapted by the Justice and Law Reform (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 ( S.I. No. 138 of 2011 )) for reasons of substantial public interest, hereby make the following regulations:
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Data Protection Act 1988 (Section 2B) Regulations 2012.
2. The processing is authorised of sensitive personal data by the Garda Síochána under the terms of the Arrangement between the Terrorist Screening Center of the United States of America and the Garda Síochána, for the exchange of terrorism screening information signed on 17 February 2012.
GIVEN under my Official Seal,
15 June 2012.
ALAN SHATTER,
Minister for Justice and Equality.

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