Data Protection aims to protect individuals' right to privacy in regard to the processing of their personal data by those who control such data. The legislation governing this is the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 which lay down rules about the safeguarding of the privacy of personal data, covering such areas as the obtaining, processing, keeping, use, disclosure, accuracy, appropriateness, retention and an individual's right to access and correct their personal data. The legislation applies to personal data held in both manual and electronic format. The Data Protection legislation is the transposition into Irish law of the relevant European Union directives.
The College information available includes its Data Protection policy, procedures and advice and also provides information on the College's Information Compliance Committee which oversees the implementation of the Data Protection Acts in Trinity.
There are eight principles of data protection which govern the processing of personal data.
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Queries in relation to Freedom of Information should be addressed to the following:
Information Compliance Office,
Telephone: +353 1 8962154
Facsimile: +353 1 6710037