Disclaimer

The new DPC website is currently under construction. Our latest guidance in relation to GDPR, which comes into effect on 25th May, 2018, can be found at gdprandyou.ie and via pages on this website starting with "NEW" as per the navigation pane on the left. All other material on this site relates to the previous legislative regime under the Data Protection Acts 1988-2003 ("the Acts"). While the Acts may continue to apply in some circumstances, as of 25th May, 2018 the GDPR is the primary piece of legislation governing data protection.

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Case Studies

The following is a list of case studies, by year, as featured in Annual Reports published by this Office. These case studies provide an insight into some of the issues that this Office investigates on a day to day basis. For ease of reference, some of the case studies have been indexed by categories below.

Case Studies - By Year


 

Case Studies - By Category



 

Right of Access


 

Disclosure


 

CCTV


 

Fair Obtaining


 

Further Processing


 

Minors


 

Medical Data


 

Accurate & Up To Date


 

Security of Data


 

Direct Marketing - Email


 

Direct Marketing - Postal


 

Direct Marketing - SMS


 

Direct Marketing - Telephone


 

Direct Marketing - Fax


 

Enforcement


 

Registration


 

Retention


 

Right of Rectification / Deletion


 

PPSN


 

Legal Privilege Exemption


 

Excessive Information


 

Improper Processing