|Country or Territory:||Mauritius|
|Organisation:||Data Protection Office|
|Chair:||Data Protection Commissioner|
Happy World House
cnr SSR Street & Sir William Newton Street
Republic of Mauritius
|Primary contact:||Office tel: 2122218
Mobile tel: 52504614
|Number of staff:||22|
|Year established:||16 February 2009|
|Founding Act or Law:||Data Protection Act 2004|
|General description of activities:||This office aims at protecting privacy rights of individuals.
Enforcement of the Data Protection Act
|General description of enforcement actions (powers of investigation, inspection and/or sanction):||The Data Protection Act 2004 has the following powers:
|Number of decisions, opinions, recommendations in previous year:||Two decisions have been provided in 2015.
However, this year the Data Protection Commissioner has provided 8 decisions on investigation of complaint till date.
Last year, a guide was published to provide guidance on the usage of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for processing personal data for personal and professional/ commercial use.
|Significant decisions, opinions or recommendations:||In 2015, this office has received a total of 72 written requests for advice on data protection comprising of 42 from private bodies and 30 from ministries and governmental departments.|