The Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are designed to protect people’s privacy. They confer rights on individuals in relation to the privacy of their personal data as well as responsibilities on those persons holding and processing such data.
Personal data is defined as data relating to a person who is or can be identified either from the data itself or from the data in conjunction with other information that is in, or is likely to come into, the possession of the Insolvency Service of Ireland. It covers any information that relates to an identifiable, living individual. This data can be held on computer or in manual files.
All information and personal data provided to the Insolvency Service of Ireland will be treated as confidential. The Insolvency Service of Ireland will only share information with others in accordance with appropriate legislation. The Insolvency Service of Ireland requires all its employees to comply with its Data Protection Policy.
Accessing your Personal Information
Under Section 4 of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and GDPR an individual has a right to obtain a copy, clearly explained, of any information relating to them kept on computer or in a structured filing system, by any person or organisation.
When making a request, you should give any details you have that would help us identify you and to locate all the information that we may keep about you – for example, any previous addresses, date of birth, reference number from previous contact with the ISI.
You should also provide proof of identity, such as a copy of a driver’s licence or passport.
A response should issue within one month of receipt of your request.
Your request should be submitted to the following postal address:
Dr Cormac Keating
Data Protection Officer
Insolvency Service of Ireland
Block 2, Phoenix House
Or alternatively, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org