Data Protection


Data Protection and the
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in force as of 25th May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive.

The Data Protection Acts grant privacy rights to individuals whose personal information is in the possession or control of Louth Meath ETB. These Acts also impose obligations on Louth Meath ETB regarding how this data is processed and stored.

In the course of its business, Louth Meath ETB processes personal information relating to individuals such as staff, students, parents, etc.

As a result, Louth Meath ETB has extensive responsibilities regarding the safeguarding of this information and providing access to it, on request, by the persons to whom it relates.

To ensure compliance with these obligations, the following policies have been developed and implemented throughout the organisation:


The Rights of a Data Subject
under Data Protection Legislation

A Data Subject (the person to whom the personal or special category relates) has the following rights under Data Protection Legislation which can be exercised at any time:

  • Right of access
  • Right to Rectification
  • Right to be forgotten
  • Right to restrict processing
  • Right to data portability
  • Right to object and to object to automated decision making /profiling
  • Right to complain to the Supervisory Authority

For further information on how LMETB will comply with the rights of a Data Subject, please visit Section 7 of the LMETB Data Protection Policy.


Making a Data Access Request

In order to protect the data requested, and so LMETB can satisfy itself of the identity of the requester, the data access request is required to be accompanied by one of following identity verification methods:

  • a copy of State Identification (Passport or Drivers Licence) officially verified with the station stamp and signature of a member of An Garda Síochána. or
  • The requestor can present themselves with their identification to the Administration Offices in Abbey Road, Navan or Chapel Street, Dundalk or
  • The requestor can include a declaration from a Commissioner of Oaths verifying their identity.

Please send your request, in writing to:

Data Protection Office
Abbey Road,
Co. Meath

Email to [email protected].

A Data Access Request Form for accessing personal data under the Data Protection Acts is available to download here.

Upon receipt of all relevant documentation, LMETB will process the Data Access Request within 30 calendar days.


Data Breaches

LMETB has a Data Breach Protocol in place and staff are aware of their obligations to report any suspected breach to the Data Protection Office and relevant Director for further investigation and follow up.
LMETB’s Data Protection Office must be contacted upon becoming aware of any suspected breach.

As per Data Protection Legislation and LMETB’s Data Breach Protocol, the Data Protection Commissioner will be duly notified within 72 hours.

Any suspected breach of personal data should be notified to the Data Protection Office via [email protected] or via telephone to 046 9068200.


Data Protection Commissioner

A data subject has the right to complain to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner. This is outlined in Section 7 of LMETB’s Data Protection Policy. Please visit for more information.

For more information


LMETB Data Protection Office

Louth and Meath ETB,
Abbey Road, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 N67E

Tel: 086 067 5828
Email: [email protected]