The Office of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner is the national supervisory authority responsible for monitoring and enforcing the provisions of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act.
This Office is also responsible to enforce the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and ensure that public authorities observe the requirements thereof.
The IDPC’s Objectives:
- Introduce a culture where safeguarding data protection rights is not seen as a legal burden but a natural process that forms an integral part of organisations’ operations.
- Increase the level of trust for the general public to be confident that their personal data is used in accordance with the requirements deriving from data protection law.
- Be a relevant and an effective regulatory body particularly in the enforcement of data protection rules by taking the appropriate corrective action against controllers who infringe the provisions of the GDPR.
- Assist micro and small enterprises in complying with the GDPR.
- Strive to take initiatives to raise data protection awareness and use dedicated EU funds to achieve this objective.
- Contribute to the consistent application of the GDPR by cooperating with his European Counterparts through the consistency mechanism.
- Ensure that every public authority upholds acceptable standards to ensure transparency and good governance in the conduct of their operations.