Freedom of Information Act (Ireland)

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ensures that the use and maintenance of personal information is maintained in a confidential manner and that corrections can be made with this data. The FOIA ensures that the citizens have potential safeguards in the protection of their personal information and restrictions upon its potential to be shared with others without permission. The FOIA also arms consumers with redress if this information is shared improperly without their consent.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

If the records were created before the effective date of the Freedom of Information Act what happens?
What type of information would be deemed “personal” and how would this personal information be limited for its release?

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