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    Data Protection & GDPR

    The Adoption Authority respects your right to privacy and complies with its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. The AAI has legislative responsibilities also under the Adoption Act 2010 which may exclude the release of certain data.


    Please click on the links below to learn how our Organisation deals with any personal data you provide, and also your rights as a data subject when you visit the website or interact with our Organisation online or in person. 



    The Adoption Authority of Ireland understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of all of our service users and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the GDPR.



    Data Protection

    The GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 is designed to protect people's privacy. This gives effect to the Council of Europe Data Protection Convention. The Act confers rights on individuals in relation to the privacy of their personal data as well as responsibilities on those persons holding and processing such data. 

    Data Subject Access Policy

    This section sets out the procedures to be followed in the Adoption Authority of Ireland when handling and responding to Data Subject Access Rights requests under the GDPR made by data subjects, their representatives, or  other stakeholders.

     Frequently Asked Questions

    So that we may provide you with the highest level of service, we have compiled a list of questions that are frequently asked in relation to Data Protection and GDPR.



     Data Protection Policy Documents

    Here are the policies that set out the AAI’s obligations on retaining, disposing of and otherwise protecting personal data, and a glossary to explain the terms we use when talking about Data Protection and GDPR.


    Mission Statement

    " To ensure the provision of the highest possible standards of adoption related services, throughout the lifelong adoption process, with the best interests of children as the first and paramount objective."

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