Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016


Disclosure by Garda Síochána of criminal records held

12. F1 [ (1) ] Without prejudice to any other enactment which provides for the making of applications for the disclosure of personal data F2 [ ], where a person makes a request to the Garda Síochána for a copy of his or her criminal record, the Garda Síochána shall provide information regarding the person’s spent convictions (if any) and, in so far as it is appropriate, circumstances ancillary to those convictions separately from information concerning that person’s other convictions (if any).

F1 [ (2) In this section

Data Protection Regulation means Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 52 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation);

personal data means personal data within the meaning of

(a) the Data Protection Act 1988 ,

(b) the Data Protection Regulation, or

(c) Part 5 of the Data Protection Act 2018. ]