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Data Protection Commission

Access for People with disabilities


The role of our Access Officer is to arrange for help for people with disabilities so that they can access the services provided by the Data Protection Commission. If you have a disability and require assistance to access our services, please contact our Access Officer, Alan O'Grady, on 1890 252 231 or 057 868 4800. Alternatively, you can contact the Access Officer by sending an email to info@dataprotection.ie and marking it for the attention of the Access Officer. You can also write to the Access Officer at the following address:


Alan O'Grady
Access Officer
Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
Canal House
Station Road
Co. Laois

If you wish to make a complaint in relation to access to the services of the Data Protection Commission and the Office's compliance with the terms of the Disability Act 2005, you should forward the complaint to:


Head of Corporate Affairs
Data Protection Commission
21 Fitzwilliam Square
Dublin 2


...or contact the Access Officer as outlined above for assistance in making your complaint. On receipt of your complaint the Commission will refer the complaint for independent investigation by an Inquiry Officer. The Inquiry Officer will examine the matter and prepare a written report. A copy of this report will be given to you and to the Commission. The report will set out the findings and any recommendations