Data Protection Act 2018

44.

Data processing and public access to official documents

44. (1) For the purposes of Article 86, personal data contained in a record may be disclosed where a request for access to the record is granted under and in accordance with the Act of 2014 pursuant to an FOI request.

(2) For the purposes of Article 86, personal data contained in environmental information may be disclosed where the information is made available under and in accordance with the Access to Information on the Environment Regulations pursuant to a request within the meaning of those Regulations.

(3) In this section—

“Access to Information on the Environment Regulations” means the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 133 of 2007);

“Act of 2014” means the Freedom of Information Act 2014;

“environmental information” has the same meaning as it has in the Access to Information on the Environment Regulations;

“FOI request” has the same meaning as it has in the Act of 2014;

“record” has the same meaning as it has in the Act of 2014.