This page will help to inform you about how The Mater Hospital uses and protects personal data.
The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in force and this page will be updated regularly to provide information and guidance on how our hospital is complying with Data Protection Law.
At the Mater Hospital we are committed to the principles of transparency, accountability and security of the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have put in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure and to be able to demonstrate that our data processing is compliant.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the old data protection laws in the European Union. The GDPR gives individuals greater control over their personal data by setting out additional and more clearly defined rights for individuals whose personal data is collected and processed by organisations. The GDPR also imposes obligations on organisations that collect personal data.
GDPR is based on the core principles of data protection. These principles require organisations and businesses to:
Under the GDPR individuals have the significantly strengthened rights to:
The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:
The Data Protection Commissioner has a useful Guide to the Rights of Individuals under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) available here.
Yes, you can see your information on request. Just contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01 803 4311. Alternatively, you can fill out our Subject Access Request Form. We will need to confirm your identity before we release the information.
If you are unhappy with our response to your request, you can contact the Data Protection Commission:
Data Protection Commission
Tel: 1890 252 231
Information on how and why we process your personal data online is available in our web privacy notice. The Mater Hospital follows best practice in order to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of its information processing systems and services. If you need additional information about this you should contact the Data Protection Officer.
Yes, the Mater Hospital has a Data Protection Officer. Our Data Protection Officer monitors how we collect, use, share and protect information to ensure data subject rights are fulfilled. You can contact our Data Protection Officer at:
Data Protection Officer,
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital,
Eccles St, Dublin 7,
Phone: +353 1 803 4035