Data Protection

The Department of Justice(DOJ) is committed to protecting 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.

The Department’s Data Protection Policy sets out how DOJ secures and manages personal data in accordance with the Principles of GDPR. It can be viewed by clicking on the following link – Department of Justice Data Protection Policy. The Policy also explains how you can request access to your personal data.

The Data Protection Officer for the Department of Justice is Ms Tara Storey. Data protection queries should be forwarded to [email protected]

Website Privacy Statement

This privacy statement explains how Inspector of Prisons collects and uses information about you, based on your visits to this website. You also have a right to obtain personal data about you kept by Inspector of Prisons. This is explained in our Data Protection Policy referenced above.

How we collect and use personal information

Inspector of Prisons does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from the personal data which you volunteer by sending us an email or completing our online feedback form.

Your personal data, submitted in this way, will be processed in order to respond to your request or otherwise address the subject matter of your mail. It may also be used to compile statistics.

Your personal data will not be used for any other purpose and will not be released to any third party.


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Cookie Usage

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Performance cookies are used to see how visitors use the website, eg. analytics cookies. Those cookies cannot be used to directly identify a certain visitor. Any information collected by these cookies is anonymous. We only use such information to improve our website functionality.

Targeting cookies are used to identify visitors between different websites, eg. content partners, banner networks. Those cookies may be used by companies to build a profile of visitor interests or show relevant ads on other websites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.