A public office under the aegis of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation.
In operation since February 2009 when the founding section of the Data Protection Act 2004 came into force.
Data Protection Act 2004 has been repealed and the Data Protection Act 2017 has
been proclaimed on 15 January 2018 in line with the principles contained in the
European Union General Data Protection Regulation.
The head of the office is the Data Protection Commissioner. The Commissioner enjoys a wide range of enforcement powers to assist her in ensuring that the principles of data protection are observed.
This office aims at protecting privacy rights of individuals.
An annual report is submitted to the National Assembly of Mauritius under section 55 of the Data Protection Act each year.
The office comprises of:
The Data Protection Commissioner
Data Protection Officer’s Unit
Cash Office Unit