How to make a complaint about the Irish data protection commissioner

Madeline O'Brien made this Informationsfreiheit request to Europäischen Datenschutzbeauftragten

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Madeline O'Brien

Dear European Data Protection Supervisor,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

How to make a complaint about the Irish data protection to EU data protection

Yours faithfully,

Madeline O'Brien

European Data Protection Supervisor, Europäischen Datenschutzbeauftragten

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Dear Ms O'Brien,


I am writing in reply to your email to the European Data Protection
Supervisor (EDPS), regarding your specific request about how to make a
complaint about the Irish data protection commission.


The EDPS is an independent authority that primarily deals with supervision
of the processing of personal data by the European Union's institutions
and bodies. We also advise them on new EU legislative proposals and
initiatives relating to the protection of personal data, and we cooperate
with relevant actors in the field. Our competence, therefore, does not
directly relate to the substance of your request.


All national data protection authorities (DPAs) in the European Union are
totally independent authorities. If you think that the DPA is taking too
long to handle your complaint or if you are unsatisfied with the DPA’s
response, you can ask the courts in the country where the DPA is located
for redress or compensation.


Best regards,




  EDPS Secretariat
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› Email: [3][EDPS request email]
European Data Protection Supervisor
Postal address: Rue Wiertz 60,
B-1047 Brussels
Office address: Rue Montoyer 30,
B-1000 Brussels
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that in some cases restrictions under Article 25 of the Regulation may
apply. Any request to exercise your rights should be addressed to the EDPS
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officer of the EDPS ([9][email address]), if you have any remarks
or complaints regarding the way we process your personal data. You have
the right to lodge a complaint with the EDPS, as supervisory authority.
Any such request should be addressed to the EDPS at
[10][EDPS request email]. You can reach the EDPS in the following ways:
e-mail: [11][EDPS request email]; EDPS postal address: European Data
Protection Supervisor, Rue Wiertz 60, B-1047 Brussels, Belgium.



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