“Some of Ireland’s best known heritage sites – such as Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle and Muckross House – have been ordered to remove visitor books due to concerns they breach EU privacy and data protection rules.

The Office of Public Works (OPW) believes the books, in which visitors leave brief remarks along with their names and in some cases addresses, leave the State open to breaching the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).”

The implications of this development suggest that any public-facing books with personal data could fall under EU data privacy rules.

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