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Sherlock, Sean

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Data Protection Bill 2018 [Seanad]: Report Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

Our amendment No. 15 substitutes "16 years" for "13 years".More Button

I have spoken on this issue on Second and Committee Stages so will not overly detain the House. I have made clear that I favour a digital age of consent of 16. The advocates for a digital age of ...More Button

Article 8 of the GDPR deals with the issue of consent to the processing of personal data in connection with what we call information society services. That is the headline language that is used. ...More Button

Younger children's data may be processed "only if, and to the extent, that consent is given or authorised by the holder of parental responsibility over the child".More Button

Our approach to a digital age of consent of 16 years is to facilitate parents to give them the opportunity to parent, not create a situation where the law gives a 13 year old the right to consent...More Button

The Deputy can now answer Deputy Mick Wallace's point.More Button

Carer's Allowance Payments

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: when arrears in respect of a carer's allowance will issue to a person (details supplied) in view of the fact the payment was first awarded on 12 April 2017; and if the details of same will be provi...More Button