Subject Access Requests Under Data Protection Law

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 25 March 2011
Deirdre Kilroy
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Deirdre Kilroy, Head of Intellectual Property and Technology at LK Shields Solicitors, takes us through a few pertinent questions and answers which all employers should bear in mind considering the recent trend in complaints made to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.

What is data protection law and, as an employer, why should I care about it?

Employers established in Ireland are data controllers for the purposes of the Irish data protection legislation, as they collect and control personal data about their employees during the course of the employment relationship.

In Ireland data protection obligations are set out in the Data Protection Act, 1988, as amended by the Data

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