The policy document below sets out the procedures to be followed in the Adoption Authority of Ireland when handling and responding to requests for Subject Access Rights under GDPR made by the data subjects, their representatives or other interested parties.

This policy explains the rights of individuals with respect to their personal data and clarifies what the Authority must do to comply with its duties as a data controller.

This Subject Access Rights covered in the policy are:

  • The Right to be Informed
  • Subject Access Requests (Article 15)
  • Requests for Data Erasure also referred to as the Right to be Forgotten (Articles 17 & 19)
  • Requests for Data Rectification (Article 16)
  • Requests for Restriction of Processing (Articles 18 & 19)
  • Data Portability (Article 20)

Data Subject Access Rights Policy

To make a subject access request please complete the Subject Access Request Form and return it in the post to:

Heather Connolly
Data Protection officer
Adoption Authority of Ireland
Shelbourne House
Shelbourne Road

OR you can email the Form to:

You must provide proof of your identity with your written request, for example a copy of your driving licence or passport. 

For further information you can visit the Data Protection Commission website at


We will be updating this page with additional policy documents and information in relation to GDPR in due course.

Published: Wednesday, 13 January 2016 17:05
Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 January 2019 15:45