Data Protection: Your Rights as a Data Subject. Data Protection: a Human Right. Part of Right to Personal Privacy Personal Privacy : necessary in a Democratic Society Not absolute: other necessary Rights on a Democratic Society ( e.g. Freedom of Expression, Rights of Others)
Exceptions made, to balance other interests of society
Section 8 exceptions
Investigation of crime
Collection of taxes
Security of the State
Protect life & limb
Law or court order
Legal advice and legal proceedings
No general “public interest” test
Rule 3Disclose only if compatible
The Right of Access empowers individuals by enabling them to supervise the processing of their personal data.
Section 6A(1) allows the data subject to object to the processing of data
Note – this may be subject to restriction, for instance re statements of opinion or third party .
provider – e.g. Eircom, BT – and ask to have your details included in the National Directory Database (the NDD) ‘opt-out list’