Data Protection Act, 1988 (Ireland) (full-text).
This Act governed data protection in Ireland. The Act was passed on the July 13, 1988, and came fully into force on April 19, 1989. The Act gives effect in Ireland to the 1981 Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data.
The Act was amended by the Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003.