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Data Privacy Notice for Foreign Births Registration

Information specific to the personal data being collected

The following data is specific information in relation to the personal data processed for Foreign Births Registration.

1. Specified purpose:

To verify the identity of the applicant and their entitlement to Irish citizenship by descent.

2. Lawful basis:

Sections 7 and 27 of the Irish nationality and Citizenship Act 1956, as amended, and

Regulation 6 of the Foreign Births Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 47 of 2013).

3. Recipients: 

Capita – third party software provider.

Department of Justice and Equality.

4. Transferred outside the EU: 

No data is transferred outside of the EU.

5. Retention Period:

The data collected for this purpose will be held by the Department only as long as there is a business need to do so in line with the purpose(s) for which it was collected. After this time it will be marked for destruction and will be destroyed in line with internal guidelines or guidelines for destruction received from the National Archives Office or associated permissions received from them.

Where an entry has been made in the register, duplicates of original documents may be archived to protect the integrity of Irish citizenship and the foreign births register.

6. Data provision being statutory or contractual obligation:

The data is the be provided for the statutory purpose provided for in Sections 7 and 27 of the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956(supra), and is being requested under the requirements of Regulation 6 of the Foreign Birth Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 47 of 2013). If the customer chooses not to provide this information their application for Foreign Births Registration cannot proceed.

7. Automated Decision Making: 

No automated decision making is carried out during the process.

8. Information from Third Party:

Consular Services do not receive information from Third Parties.