Promoting a tobacco free society

Data Protection/ FOI

Data Protection

The Office of Tobacco Control fully respects your right to privacy. Any personal information relating to an applicant for retail registration will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003 (and any amending or substituting legislation).

Your personal information will be used only for the purposes for which it is provided, for example, for conducting regulatory checks or requirements or to comply with a legal process.

You are entitled to access information that the Office of Tobacco Control holds relating to you and can do so by applying to the Office of Tobacco Control in writing. We reserve the right to charge a reasonable administration fee for each access request. We are entitled to take reasonable steps to establish your identity in relation to any amendment, access or deletion request and may, at our discretion, require proof of identity, your PIN number or other documents or identifying information.


Freedom of Information

The Office of Tobacco Control is prescribed as a ‘Public Body’ within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Acts, 1997 and 2003, pursuant to Statutory Instrument 297 of 2006. Pursuant to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Acts, certain information provided to the Office of Tobacco Control may form the subject of a Freedom of Information request. Personal information concerning identifiable individuals is not disclosable under the Freedom of Information Acts other than to the individual concerned except under limited circumstances provided for in the legislation.


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