Complaints Handling, Supervision and Enforcement Privacy Statement

Who we are

Coimisiún na Meán (“An Coimisiún”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is Ireland’s commission for regulating broadcasters, providers of on-demand media services (an “on-demand provider”), providers of intermediary services (an “intermediary service provider” or an “ISP”) and supporting media development. The Online Safety and Media Regulation Act 2022 amended the Broadcasting Act 2009 (as amended, the “2009 Act”) to establish An Coimisiún and to dissolve the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).

We are responsible for ensuring and maintaining a thriving and diverse media landscape in Ireland that facilitates a mix of voices, opinions and sources of news and current affairs, as well as a safe online environment. 

Our responsibilities include: 

  • Developing and enforcing the Irish regulatory regime for online safety. 
  • Overseeing the regulation of broadcasting and video-on-demand services. 
  • Overseeing the funding of and support the development of the wider media sector in Ireland. 

In addition, under the Digital Services Act (Regulation (EU) 2022/2065) (the “DSA”), An Coimisiún is Ireland’s Digital Services Coordinator (DSC). The DSA aims to provide a safer online environment in respect of online services and to prevent illegal and harmful activities online and the spread of disinformation. As DSC, An Coimisiún has supervision and enforcement functions as well as a role in coordinating and cooperating with other national and EU authorities that also regulate online content.

Data Protection

An Coimisiún collects and processes personal data in the course of performing its statutory functions under the DSA and the 2009 Act, including responding to media and broadcasting queries, dealing with complaints, supervising compliance with the DSA and carrying out investigations.

The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform individuals whose personal data we process (“you”, “your”) of the data relating to you that we collect, the uses we may make of such data in this context, what rights you have in relation to your data and how to exercise them.

Coimisiún na Meán is the controller of the personal data which is described in this Privacy Statement.

How to contact us
What type of data will we collect?
Legal Bases
Do we require your consent?
Purposes of Processing and Legal Basis
Do we share or transfer your data with other organisations or individuals?
How long do we retain data for?
Transfers abroad
Requirement to provide data
Sources of data
Automated decision making
Information on your rights
Making a complaint with the Data Protection Commission