Rights of a data subject

Right to data portability and to object to processing

Right to data portability

You have the right to obtain your personal data and to transmit that data to another data controller. This is under Article 20 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The right to data portability is unlikely to arise in relation to your personal data held by Revenue.

Right to object to processing

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data where that processing is being carried out:

  • for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or under official authority of the data controller
  • for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by the data controller or by a third party.

The personal data above can no longer be processed unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which:

  • override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject
  • are required for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

This is under Article 21 of the GDPR.

Processing for the purposes of Revenue’s Core business is not carried out under either of the above grounds. 

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