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Right of Access

You have the right to request a copy of your personal data by making a
Subject Access Request. As part of the Subject Access Request the following information is also to be provided:

o the purposes of the processing
o the types of personal data processed
o the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
o where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
o the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing
o the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
o where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source
o the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject

To make a Subject Access Request please click on the Subject Access Request Form below

The completed Subject Access Request Form, along with photographic identification (i.e. a copy of your Passport, Drivers Licence, or Irish Public Services Card) should be sent to:

Data Protection Officer
Department of Defence
Station Road
Co. Kildare
W12 AD93

Or by email to

Please note: the Department will be unable to commence your Subject Access Request if it is not fully satisfied as to your identity. This is in order to ensure that personal data is not accidentally disclosed to the wrong person.

Subject Access Request Forms

Data Subject Rights Forms

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Department of Defence
Station Road
Co. Kildare
W12 AD93

Tel 00 353 45 492000
Fax 00 353 45 492017
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