The interference with people's personal data rights over the recording of meals ordered in pubs and restaurants "is not significant".
That's according to a statement from the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.
Under the new guidelines, pubs and restaurants must keep a record of their customer’s orders, which can be done so through receipts.
Businesses must also record the time each booking arrives along with contact details for one member of the party and retain all the information for 28 days.
Speaking on The Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk's technology correspondent Jess Kelly clarified whether these rules could present a GDPR issue.
In a statement from Graham Doyle, the Deputy Commissioner at the DPC said the new regulations "involve the collection of personal data".
He said: "Contact details for one member of a party or an individual person are collected by pubs or restaurants.
"Details of meals from a dining party will now be added to that contact information."
However, he added: "The interference with the fundamental rights in this case is not significant."
He said that the data collected in order to ensure compliance with the new regulations "is unlikely to result in any significant risks to the rights of an individual".
"Where there is an interference with fundamental rights, it is not serious.
"The justification for personal data processing does not need to be weighty."
The statement said that in this case, the aim of Government in ensuring compliance with the rules through inspections by Gardaí "is a sufficient level for the interference which arises".
It added that it was not the place of the DPC to comment on Government policy but "in this case the legal basis is sufficient".
Jess Kelly added that she didn't think the matter "is something we need to have our backs up over".
Earlier on the same programme, Fianna Fáil backbencher Marc MacSharry doubled down on his view that asking businesses to keep a record of what a customer ate for 28 days is 'Stasi-esque'.
Additionally, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said the new food service regulations have 'left things open to ridicule'.