Written answers

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

General Data Protection Regulation

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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250. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of complaints her 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. [17998/21]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the table below:

Total Reason for refusal
Complaints 52 N/A
Subject Access Requests* 1518
Accepted 1510
Refused 8 6 were refused under Article 15(4) GDPR – Third party data1 was refused under Article 12(5)(b) GDPR – unfounded or excessive1 was refused under Section 60(3)(a)(ii) and 60(3)(a)(iv) of the Data Protection Act 2018 – ongoing investigation
Right to Erasure 54
Granted 7
Part-granted 4 These requests were part-granted as some of the data could not be erased under Article 17(3) GDPR
Refused 27 These requests were refused under Article 17(3) GDPR.
Withdrawn 5
Pending 5
Referred 3
Not verified 2
No records exist 1

* Subject Access Requests from members of the public who are former members of the Department's staff are not included in these figures.

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