288. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Justice the number of complaints her Department has received from members of the public under the heading of GDPR and data information requests since 2018 to date in 2021; the number of data information requests that have been refused and accepted, respectively; the number of GDPR requests refused; and the basis on which they were declined in tabular form. [17995/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): I wish to advise the Deputy that the total Subject Access Requests (SARs) received, the number of SARs refused, the reason for refusal and subsequent complaints since 25 May 2018 are detailed in the table below.
Details of SARs Received

2018 (from 25/5/18) 2019 2020 2021 (to 30/03)
Total SARs Received 141 427 429 146
SARs Refused 1 1 0 0
Reason for refusal Records requested had previously been provided to the data subject. Records requested related to a third party and not the data subject.
Complaints received from data subject in relation to the refusal of a SAR. 0 0 0 0