Leaving Certificate 2020

Leaving Certificate 2020 The information on this page was accurate as of 2pm on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 and will be updated if the situation changes. If you just want to get to the information on how to make an access request, and a sample version of a Subject Access Request which you can use, […]

What the data protection principles mean for you

What the data protection principles mean for you All of your personal data must be processed in accordance with the seven data protection principles in Article 5 of the GDPR. These seven principles and what they mean for you are explained below. The full text of Article 5 is at the bottom of this page. […]

The Subject Access Request process: how it should work

The Subject Access Request process: how it should work As a data subject you have the right to ask for information from an organisation about whether or not it holds any personal data which concerns you. If the organisation does hold personal data concerning you then you have the right to access that data, be […]

Lawful basis: a short introduction

Lawful basis: a short introduction It might be useful to start this with the answer to one frequently asked question. Qusetion: Does a data controller have to have my consent before they can process my personal data? Answer: No. They do not. European data protection law is distinguished from others elsewhere by requiring a lawful […]

More about your Right to Information

More about your Right to Information A data controller has to give you a wide range of information about what they will do with your personal data. In most situations this information must be made available to you before any personal data has been processed. Three things to remember The organisation’s data protection information must […]

The history and importance of the Right of Access

The history and importance of the Right of Access As a data subject you have the right to ask for information from an organisation about whether or not it holds any personal data about you.It does not matter whether this information was obtained directly from you by the organisation, or by some other means. If […]