The Irish Minister for Justice and Equality has signed Statutory Instruments 337 and 338, bringing the remaining sections of the Data Protection Acts into force with effect from 18 July 2014.  SI 338 brings into force section  4(13) of the Acts, which makes it unlawful for employers to require employees or applicants for employment to make an access request seeking copies of personal data which is then made available to the employer or prospective employer. This provision also applies to any person who engages another person to provide a service.

SI 337 of 2014

SI 338 of 2014