Thursday, 1 April 2021
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
General Data Protection Regulation
191. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the number of complaints his Department has received from members of the public under the heading of GDPR and data information requests since 2018 to date in 2021; the number of data information requests that have been refused and accepted, respectively; the number of GDPR requests refused; and the basis on which they were declined in tabular form. [17991/21]
The table below lists the Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) which my Department has received under Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) since 25 May 2018.
|Year - Status||Number of DSAR|
|Resolved outside GDPR||2|
All the requests above which were refused, were deemed by the Department to be ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ as provided for under Article 12(5) of the GDPR.
For 2021, my Department has received seven DSARs to date. These are all being processed and will be answered within the statutory timelines as provided for under Article 12(3) GDPR.