Data Protection is the means by which the privacy rights of individuals are safeguarded in relation to the processing of their personal data. The Data Protection Act 1988, (Amendment) Act 2003 and impending General Data Protection Regulations confer rights on individuals as well as placing responsibilities on those persons processing personal data.
Under the Data Protection Acts, you have the right to be given a copy, clearly explained, of any of your personal data kept on computer or manual relevant filing systems simply by making a written request. If you wish to access your personal data held by MIC you should contact the relevant department, office, or the Information Compliance Manager in the first instance and check if the data can be released routinely.
If this is not possible you can write a letter clearly stating that you are applying under the Data Protection Acts.
All applications should be addressed to:
Prof. Gary O' Brien,
Data Protection Officer
Mary Immaculate College
South Circular Road
To help us answer your request please be as specific as possible about the information you wish to see, and give as much information as you can to help us find it. You are legally entitled to a decision regarding your request within 40 days of the College receiving your request. However every effort will be made by the College to deal with your request as soon as possible. You will be asked to provide proof of your identity.
If you are unhappy with the decision you have the right to complain to the Data Protection Commissioner who will investigate the matter for you. The Commissioner has legal powers to ensure that your rights are upheld.
Further details on your rights under the Data Protection Acts are available at the Data Protection Commissioners website www.dataprivacy.ie.
Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
3rd Floor, Block 6
Irish Life Centre
Lower Abbey Street
Telephone: + 353 1 874 8544
Fax: from abroad: + 353 1 874 5405
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