Section 41(b) Requests

Garda access requests

Data Protection Acts 2018 states:

Sec. 41. “Without prejudice to the processing of personal data for a purpose other than the purpose for which the data has been collected which is lawful under the Data Protection Regulation, the processing of personal data and special categories of personal data for a purpose other than the purpose for which the data has been collected shall be lawful to the extent that such processing is necessary and proportionate for the purposes -
(a) of preventing a threat to national security, defence or public safety
(b) of preventing, detecting, investigating or prosecuting criminal offences, or
(c) set out in paragraph (a) or (b) of section 47.”

How can a member of An Garda Síochána make a Data Access Request?

A member of An Garda Síochána can make a Data Access Request to GNI by downloading the Gas Networks Ireland access request template, copying it onto official Garda headed paper and returning it to the GNI data protection team by email at; or by post to:  

Gas Networks Ireland Networks Services Centre
St. Margarets Road,
Finglas, D11 Y895

Please provide a full description of the information you are requesting.  Please provide as much information as possible to help Gas Networks Ireland locate the information such as the time periods concerned, names of data subjects or incidents. Please note we may need to speak to the requesting Garda directly to clarify certain details to enable us to assess the request.

Right of appeal

If you are not satisfied with our handling of your request, individuals can make a complaint to the Data Protection Commissioner at:

The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
21 Fitzwilliam Square South
Dublin 2
D02 RD28
Tel: +353 57 868 4800 or +353 761 104 800

You can also view the Data Protection Commission’s notes on Data Subjects Requests for further information here: Guide to Data Subject Access Requests