How can I access my information?

Cavan County Council is a data controller. Under Article 15, GDPR, you have the right to obtain the following from a data controller:

  1. Confirmation of whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed.
  2. Where personal data concerning you is being processed, a copy of your personal data.
  3. Where personal data concerning you is being processed, other additional information as follows:

a) Purpose(s) of the processing.
b) Categories of personal data.
c) Any recipient(s) of the personal data to whom the personal data has or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations and information about appropriate safeguards.
d) The existence of the following rights:

- The right to rectification;
- The right to erasure;
- The right to restrict processing;
- The right to object; as well as information on how to request these from the controller.

e) The right to raise a concern with a supervisory authority (in Ireland this is the Data Protection Commission).
f) Where personal data is not collected from the data subject, any available information as to its source.
g) The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and meaningful information about how decisions are made, the significance and the consequences of processing.

How do I exercise the right of access?

The GDPR does not set out any particular method for making a valid access request; a request may be made by an individual in writing or verbally. It is advisable, however, to submit written access requests where practical, to ensure there is no uncertainty regarding the details, extent, or timing of an access request. 

If you wish, you may make the request electronically, using the form below:

Alternatively, you may email, phone 049 4378300, or write to:

Data Protection Officer
Cavan County Council
Johnston Centre
Farnham Street,

Right of appeal to Subject Access Request

In the event that you are dissatisfied with the reply to a subject access request, you may appeal directly to the Data Protection Commissioner; see details below for your information.

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
Canal House
Station Road
Co. Laois
1800 437 737
Tel: 057 868 4800 

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