Right to lodge a complaint about the use of your personal data by or on behalf of a court acting in a judicial capacity

While the Data Protection Commission (“DPC”) is generally responsible for supervising, monitoring and enforcing data protection law in Ireland, the DPC’s functions do not extend to the supervision of the processing operations of courts acting in a judicial capacity.  Instead, under Section 157 of the Data Protection Act 2018 a judge assigned by the Chief Justice is competent for the supervision of data processing operations of courts when acting in their judicial capacity.

If you think that personal data has been processed by or on behalf of a court acting in a judicial capacity in a way that infringes applicable data protection law, then you may submit a complaint to the Assigned Judge.  The Assigned Judge will consider your complaint and, if it is within the scope of the functions vested in the Assigned Judge by the Data Protection Act 2018, deal with it accordingly.

The Hon. Ms. Justice Marie Baker, has been assigned by the Chief Justice as the Supervisory Authority for courts acting in a judicial capacity and may be contacted in this capacity at the following address:

 

The Hon. Ms Justice Marie Baker,

Supreme Court

Four Courts,

Inns Quay,

Dublin 7.