State Requests for Information

Section 8 of the Data Protection Acts provides that restrictions on processing personal data shall not apply in certain limited circumstances. If a state agency (e.g Department of Social Protection, Revenue, HSE etc) requests information/data from the school/ETB, the school/ETB will need to satisfy itself that the state agency has a legal basis for requesting the school provide such data, and that the school/ETB is obliged to disclose the requested information on the basis of that legal requirement.

If the school/ETB is in any doubt, advice should be sought before complying with the request.