Data Protection Commissioner

Data Protection

Data protection is about your fundamental right to privacy. You can access and correct data about yourself. Those who keep data about you have to comply with data protection principles. This site gives information on individuals' rights and on organisations' responsibilities. It also gives you guidance on how the rights and principles apply in different practical situations like for example in the workplace or the use of CCTV. I hope you find this website useful and my office is always willing to provide assistance.

Helen Dixon
Data Protection Commissioner


Freedom of Information Act 2014

From the 14th April 2015, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) becomes partially subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

DPC investigation and case files are not releasable under the 2014 Act for operational and confidentiality reasons

The DPC is subject to the Act in relation to administrative matters and will be happy to receive requests from 14 April 2015. These can be sent