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Data Protection

Data Protection

Data Protection is the safeguarding of the privacy rights of individuals in relation to the processing of personal data. As a Data Controller QQI must comply with the Data Protection legislation. 


An individual may use either the Freedom of Information Acts or the Data Protection Acts to access personal information held by public bodies. However, the Data Protection Acts apply only to your own personal information (or in certain circumstances that of your child).

If you wish to view the QQI Data Protection Policy, click here

If you wish to view QQI Data Subject Rights – Policy and Procedures, click here

If you wish to view QQI Subject Access Requests – Policy and Procedures, click here 


How to Exercise your Data Protection Rights


Data Subjects have a number of rights under the legislation. These rights can be applied by making a request to QQI using the appropriate form below. 

DP Form 1: Subject Access Request, click here 

DP Form 2: Right to Rectification, click here

DP Form 3: Right to Erasure, click here

DP Form 4: Right to Restrict Processing, click here 

DP Form 5: Right to Data Portability, click here

DP Form 6: Right to Object to Processing, click here 

DP Form 7: Right to Object to Automated Decision Making, including profiling, click here 

DP Form 8: Right to Withdraw Consent, click here


All requests will be dealt with within 30 days.

You should make your request to dpo@qqi.ie, or in writing to: 
The Data Protection Officer,
Quality and Qualifications Ireland
26-27 Denzille Lane
Dublin 2
DO2 P266

Further Information

Information about Data Protection legislation may be found at the website of the Data Protection Commission website, www.dpc.ie.