GDPR - Data Protection

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on the 25th May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive.

The GDPR emphasises transparency, security and accountability by data controllers, while at the same time standardising and strengthening the right of European citizens to data privacy.

GDPR information during Covid 19

In order to slow the spread of Covid 19 Cork City Council is following the HSE guidelines regarding social distancing and Government request that people travel to work for essential services only.

In addition City Council staff deemed non essential have been redeployed to assist the HSE in a variety of roles and internally to work on the  Community Call initiative which was recently launched.

The impact of the above and Covid 19 in general on staff resources and availability  and the need to prioritise critical functions has meant that our ability to deal with FOI/AIE/ GDPR services has been impacted. In particular access to records and response timelines are compromised.

Under the circumstances we ask if possible that requests be put on hold and submitted when this crisis is over to allow staff deal with  essential services at this time.

In the event that it is an emergency, requests should be emailed to

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

What is Cork City Council doing?

Cork City Council has being preparing for GDPR and is taking a proactive approach to the implementation of the regulations. Our policies have been reviewed and will be updated on an ongoing basis around Data Protection.


CCC-Privacy-Statement.pdf (size 376.4 KB)

We have a procedure in place for dealing with data access requests which are provided for under the rights of the data subject.  these must be made in writing and further information is included at


Guidance on Making an Access Request