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    Data Subject Access Policy 

    The Data Subject Access Rights Policy 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. 

    This policy defines the rights of the individual in relation to their personal data and clarifies the extent to which the Authority must perform its duties as a data controller. 

    Data Subject Access Rights that are covered by this policy:


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

    Data Subject Access Requests

    To request access to your personal data, you may make a request to us at any time by email or telephone. 

    Alternatively, for your convenience, you may like to complete the Subject Access Request Form, and return it to:

    Data Protection Officer
    Adoption Authority of Ireland
    Shelbourne House
    Shelbourne Road
    Dublin 4
    D04 H6F6

    OR alernatively you can email your request to: DataProtection@aai.gov.ie

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

    For more information, you may visit the Data Protection Commission's website at www.dataprotection.ie                                                 

    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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