The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union Regulation that has been designed to strengthen and unify Data Protection within the EU. It also provides a number of rights to data subjects.
The department will comply with its responsibilities under the legislation in accordance with the data protection principles as follows:
Under the GDPR, personal data is data that relates to or can identify a living person, either by itself or together with other available information. Examples of personal data include a person’s name, phone number, bank details and medical history.
Special category personal data
Special category personal data means personal data relating to any of the following:
A data subject is the individual to whom the personal data relates. You can read more in our document
Organisations that collect or use personal data are known as data controllers and data processors.
Data Protection Policy Documents
What are my rights?
The rights individuals enjoy under the GDPR are the same as those under the Data Protection Acts, but with some changes.
Individual rights include:
If you are making a subject access request, and to help us answer your request, please fill in the Subject Access Request Form
Completed forms should be emailed to dataprotection@Transport.gov.ie or sent by post to:
Data Protection Officer
Data Protection Unit
Department of Transport
Dublin D02 TR60
You are legally entitled to a decision regarding your request within 1 month of the receipt of a valid subject access request. However every effort will be made by the Data Protection Officer to deal with your request as soon as possible. In order to validate your request, you will be asked to provide proof of your identity.
To exercise any of your data protection rights contact the Data Protection Office directly.
If you are unhappy with the decision of the Data Protection Officer you have the right to complain to the Data Protection Commissioner who will investigate the matter for you. The Commissioner has legal powers to ensure that your rights are upheld.
Further details on your rights under the Data Protection Acts are available at the Data Protection Commissioners website here.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Data Protection Office:
We require customers to provide certain personal data in order to carry out our legislative and administrative functions. We treat all information and personal data that you provide as confidential, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection legislation.
Your personal data may be exchanged with other government departments or agencies under the remit of DOT in accordance with law. Full details of the department's data protection policy setting out how we will use your personal data as well as information regarding your rights as a data subject are available here Data Protection Policy 2020 Details of this policy are also available in hard copy upon request by emailing email@example.com or in writing to Data Protection Unit, Department of Transport, Leeson Lane, Dublin D02 TR60.