Written answers

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Department of Defence

General Data Protection Regulation

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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202. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence 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. [17986/21]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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Neither my Department nor the Defence Forces have received any complaints from members of the public in relation to subject access requests since 2018 to date. The Defence Forces received one complaint in 2020 regarding a data subject rights request.

The table below sets out the number of subject access requests accepted by my Department and the Defence Forces for the aforementioned period.

Year Number of Subject Access Requests Accepted
2018
Department of Defence 2
Defence Forces 57
2019
Department of Defence 4
Defence Forces 91
2020
Department of Defence 2
Defence Forces 75
01/01/2021 to 30/03/2021
Department of Defence 4
Defence Forces 4

My Department and the Defence Forces have not refused any data subject rights requests in the period 2018 to date.

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