Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

The EU's biggest data protection regulation in 30 years hits this Friday - and we want to hear your questions on it

We’ll be holding a Facebook Live tomorrow afternoon on the subject. If you have any questions now’s the time to have your say.

shutterstock_1067647745 Shutterstock / Jonathan Schoeps Shutterstock / Jonathan Schoeps / Jonathan Schoeps

SOMETHING BIG IS coming this Friday, 25 May.

And we’re not talking about the referendum on the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution (although that is definitely still happening, don’t worry).

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR to you and me – will finally come into force in four days time, after two years of a lead-in.

It’s the biggest such regulation the Union has seen for 30 years. It brings massive fines for businesses who haven’t got their house in order, and myriad other things.

It particularly affects the individual, to a huge extent.

But what exactly does it mean for me, you may ask?

Well, we’ll be holding a Facebook Live Q&A  tomorrow afternoon at 2.30pm with Graham Doyle, head of communications with the Data Protection Commissioner, in an effort to answer that question.

So, if you’ve any questions on the subject at all, stick them in the comments section, email them to, or keep an eye out for the Facebook Live tomorrow from 2.30pm and get your questions in on the Facebook page.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel