A Decision by the DPC concerning a Subject Access Request to a telecommunications service provider
This is a decision issued by the DPC in April 2020 concerning a Data Subject Access Request (SAR) made to a telecommunications service provider in 2016. The data subject’s details have been redacted and they have requested that this decision be published.
This decision is of interest because information relating to whether an access request has or has not been made to a telecommunications service provider by a State agency constitutes personal data.
Therefore individuals can use a Subject Access Request to a telecommunications service provider to ascertain whether a request has been made to that provider by a State agency for access to their phone records.
This information can only be withheld if it would prejudice an actual investigation.
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