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Data Protection in Cork City Council


You have the right to obtain a copy of any information about you that is held by Cork City Council. This information could be stored on a computer or in a manual filing system.

Request Personal Information from Cork City Council

To obtain any information about you that is held by Cork City Council you should make your request in writing to

Data Protection Officer, Corporate & External Affairs, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork.

Your request should read as follows: “I wish to make an access request under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 for a copy of any information you keep about me, on computer or in manual form.” 

Please include any other details that could help us to locate your records. This might include:

  • Customer account number
  • Staff number
  • Identify a specific department where applicable- housing, finance etc
  • Any other information that may help us to identify your records


Under Section 4 a fee of €6.35 per request applies. Cheques/Postal Orders should be made payable to Cork City Council.


Data Access Requests will be complied with within 40 days of receipt of the request.

Where reasonable additional information is required to substantiate the request  the time frame for responding will run from

receipt of the additional information.



Our Data Protection Policy

We promise to operate best practice in relation to our responsibilities under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003. This includes:

  • To obtain and process information fairly
  • To keep it only for one or more specified, explicit and lawful purposes
  • To use and disclose it only in ways compatible with these purposes
  • To keep it safe and secure
  • To keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date
  • To ensure that it is adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • To retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for purposes for which it was obtained
  • To give you a copy of your personal information on request

This policy is informed and guided by the principles contained in the ‘Rules for Data Protection’ as published by the Data Protection Commissioner.

For more information

Data Protection Officer
Corporate & External Affairs
Cork City Council,
City Hall,

Tel: (021) 4924037
Fax: (021) 4314238

For information on data protection, visit the website of the Data Protection Commissioner.