Data Controllers

A data controller is an individual or an organisation who collects, stores and processes any data about living people on computer or in manual form.

The data controller for the Department’s Head Office is Aisling Brennan, Freedom of Information Unit, Department of Justice and Equality, 51 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

Some specific areas of Justice have their own data controllers. These include the following:

  • Legal Aid Board
  • Commissioner of An Garda Síochána
  • Courts Service
  • Director General of the Irish Prison Service
  • Property Registration Authority
  • Private Security Authority
  • Refugee Appeals Tribunal
  • Refugee Applications Commissioner
  • Financial Shared Services
  • Garda Complaints Board
  • Forensic Science Laboratory
  • Criminal Injuries Tribunal
  • Film Censor’s Office

The contact details for these controllers are available on the Data Protection website.