Under Section 3 of the Data Protection Acts, you have a right to find out, free of charge, if the Council holds information about you. You also have the right to be given a description of the information and to be told the purpose(s) for holding your information. The Council must respond to your request under Section 3 within 21 days.
Under Section 4 of the Data Protection Acts, you have a right to get a copy of your personal information. This applies to all types of information e.g. written information, CCTV etc. You are entitled to know where the information was obtained, how it has been used and if it has been passed on to anyone else.
All requests for personal details must be made in writing, either by post, email or fax. You may be asked for evidence of your identity. This is to make sure that personal information is not given to the wrong person. Please address your request to:
Mr. Tom Mahon
Data Protection Officer
Corporate, Communications and Governance Department
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
DDI: 01 2054787
Fax: 01 2806969
Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In your request, you should give any details that will help the County Council to identify you and find your data e.g. any previous address and/or date of birth. Also, be clear about which details you are looking for if you are only looking for certain information.
You should receive these details within 40 days of your request.