What is personal data?
Personal data is any information that could be used to identify you. Personal data can include your name, date of birth, address and sensitive information such as your health information. Rules about how this data can be used are set out by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Personal data is ‘processed’ (used in some way) when any activity is carried out on the personal data, including the collection and storage of data or sharing data with someone else. Under GDPR, any person, public authority, agency, or other body processing the data needs to have a legal basis for doing so.
Who do I contact if I have concerns about how my personal data is being processed?
You have the right to expect your personal data will be stored safely and legally. If you have concerns about the privacy of your data, you could contact the Data Protection Commission by post. See this link.