What are my rights?

Under GDPR, we all have individual rights related to our personal data. So do the data subjects whose personal information we process on a daily basis. Those could be students, staff, any external stakeholders, research participants, or indeed any living human being.
Individual rights include the following:

Right Explanation
Information The right to be informed about how Maynooth University processes your data.
Access The right to receive a copy of and/or access the personal data that the University holds about you.
Portability The right to request that the University provides some elements of your personal data in a commonly used machine readable format in order to provide it to other organisations.
Erasure The right to erasure of personal data where there is no legitimate reason for the University to continue to process your personal data.
Rectification The right to request that any inaccurate or incomplete data that is held about you is corrected.
Object to Processing You can object to the processing of your personal data by Maynooth University in certain circumstances, including direct marketing material.
Restrict Processing You can request the restriction of processing of personal data in specific situations where:

  1. You contest the accuracy of the personal data
  2. You oppose the erasure of the personal data and request restriction instead
  3. Where the University no longer needs the data but are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims
Withdraw Consent If you have provided consent for the processing of any of your data, you have the right (in certain circumstances) to withdraw that consent at any time, which will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before your consent was withdrawn. This can be done by contacting the department or office who obtained that consent or the University’s Data Protection Office
Complaint to the DPC
You have the right to make a complaint in respect of our compliance with Data Protection Law to the Office of the Data Protection Commission (DPC).

Maynooth University has reviewed and updated existing policies and created new policies and procedures to ensure they cover all the rights that individuals now have under GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018
In order to exercise any of your individual rights, please contact us:

By email: dataprotection@mu.ie
In writing: Data Protection Office, Rye Annex, North Campus, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
You can also contact the Data Protection Commission (DPC):

Website: https://www.dataprotection.ie/
In writing: Data Protection Commission, 21 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2, D02 RD28.