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Subject Access Request

Data Access Request

Data Access Request

Right of Access

Under Data Protection legislation, individuals have a right to obtain from the Technological University Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus, a copy of any personal information held about them on computer or structured filing system. This is commonly referred to as a Subject Access Request.

How to make a request

In order to obtain copies of personal data held by TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus, a request must be made in writing seeking the information.

Requesters can be asked to provide additional details that may be necessary to locate the records, such as their student/staff number or PPSN. It will be necessary to obtain proof of identity to ensure that the person making the access request is acting legitimately.

Requests should be sent to the following address:

Information and Compliance Officer
TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus
Blanchardstown Road North
Dublin 15
D15 YV78


A Subject Access Form is available to assist you HERE

Is there a fee?

There is no fee applicable to making an access request for your own personal data, unless the request is considered manifestly unfounded or excessive.

When should a response be issued?

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the information requested must be provided within one month. Where requests are complex or involve a large number of requests, this time limit may be extended for a further two months.

Right of Appeal

If the University (Blanchardstown Campus) fails to comply with a valid data access request, the requester has the right to make a complaint to the Data Protection Commissioner. The Commissioner will investigate the matter and has wide powers to ensure the Department complies with the provisions of the Acts. Financial penalties can be imposed.

Complaints should be made in writing, including email, to the Data Protection Commissioner at:
The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
21 Fitzwilliam Square North
Dublin 2
D02 RD28
Tel: 057 868 4800

Further Information

The website of the Data Protection Commissioner at is an excellent source of information. They can also provide information by phone or by email.