Data Protection

What is Data Protection? 

Data protection means making sure that someone’s personal information is handled correctly. This includes collecting it legally, storing it safely, using it only for the intended purpose and retaining it only for as long as necessary.  Data protection legislation exists to protect people’s rights when it comes to their personal data.  

The PSI, the pharmacy regulator, is a data controller in relation to the personal information that we hold about registrants, the public, our employees and other parties. We use personal information to enable us to meet our responsibilities in the public interest as the regulatory body for pharmacists and pharmacies in Ireland. All personal information provided to the PSI is treated in the strictest of confidence, maintained securely and treated in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the Pharmacy Act 2007.

Our Data Protection Statement provides details about how the PSI adheres to Data Protection legislation and the GDPR in regard to personal and sensitive personal information. It also provides details about your data rights, the types of information the PSI holds and our retention policy.

Data Protection Officer  

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) who can be contacted via the information below:

Phone: +353 (0)1 2184000
Data Protection Officer
PSI House
15-19 Fenian St
Dublin 2
D02 TD72

Access to Personal Data

You may use Data Protection legislation to access your personal information held by public a body. To make a request to the PSI under Data Protection legislation, please complete a Subject Access Request Form.

If you are making a request under the Data Protection legislation, please ensure that you describe the records you seek in detail so that we can identify the relevant records. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). There is no cost for making a request. Requests must be responded to within one month. 

Further Information 

The PSI operates a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system in its premises which captures and stores personal information. This information will be used only for the purposes outlined in our CCTV Policy

Related information is available about our commitment to privacy on this website and our Cookies Policy under Terms of Use. 

Additional information is also available from the Data Protection Commission, which is responsible for upholding the rights of individuals under Data Protection legislation.