Data Protection


Data Protection is the safeguarding of the privacy rights of individuals in relation to the processing of personal data.


Probation Service and Data Protection

The Probation Service is a branch of the Department of Justice committed to working to achieve the high level objectives and policy goals of the Department in working for safer and fairer communities.


The Probation Service of Ireland is committed to protection the rights and privacy of all individuals in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) as given further effect in Part 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018.


As a branch of the Department of Justice, the Probation Service is committed to the implementation of the Department of Justice Data Protection Policy. This policy applies to all personal data collected, processed and stored by the Probation Service in respect of all individuals, (i.e. staff, customers and service providers) by whatever means including paper and electronic records. The Data Protection Policy sets out how the Probation Service of Ireland secures and manages personal data in accordance with the principles of GDPR [View Here].


To view our Privacy Notice please click here.  



Accessing Your Personal Data - Subject Access Request

Among the rights conferred by the GDPR on ‘data subjects’ is the right to obtain a copy of their personal data which is being processed by the Probation Service, Department of Justice. In order for the Department to identify and locate the personal data sought, you should complete and return our Subject Access Request (SAR) Form ensuring that you provide, in so far as is possible, details of your interaction with our various Offices and Divisions, as well as any specific identifiers (e.g. any previous addresses, date of birth, reference number from previous contact with the Department etc.).


In addition, as we need to verify the identity of anyone making a Subject Access Request, you will need to provide us with specific forms of identification (details contained in the SAR form). Your Subject Access Request will be responded to within one month of the date of receipt or, where difficulty arises in the verification of your identity, within one month of identity verification.


To make a Subject Access Request please complete this Subject Access Request form to be provided and return it by email to [email protected]

or alternatively by post to:


Data Protection Officer,

Probation Service Headquarters,



Dublin 7,

D07 WT27