The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force across Europe on the 25th May 2018 replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive.

What is GDPR?

GDPR is a new law around the protection of Personal Data which seeks to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the EU. GDPR grants a number of new and enhanced rights to all individuals regarding the treatment of their personal information by organisations such as Letterkenny Credit Union. These regulations will apply to any organisation that controls and/or processes data on behalf of an individual or group of individuals.

 Key aspects of GDPR:

In addition to the existing eight Data Protection Principles, the new regulation seeks to extend them further in order to strengthen the personal data rights of an individual. The main changes in the regulation are listed below:

  • Letterkenny Credit Union must be responsible for and be able to demonstrate compliance within GDPR – ‘Accountability’ is a new addition under GDPR
  • Data subjects can request to have their data erased by an organisation, if no legal basis exists for retaining the data – Right to be forgotten
  • Data subjects can obtain their data from an organisation and can have that data transmitted to another organisation – Data portability
  • Data subjects can object to the processing of their data by an organisation, in certain circumstances
  • Data subjects can request that they are not subjected to automated decision making, including profiling, in certain circumstances
  • Data subjects can lodge a subject access request free of charge. The previous fee associated with lodging a subject access request has been removed under GDPR.

What do you need to do?

The changes described above are purely to enhance your understanding of GDPR and to clarify your rights under the new regulations. Please take some time to read our updated Privacy Notices for more detailed information on how we use your information and your rights. All Privacy Notices are available in the Privacy Centre  of our website. 

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If you have any questions in relation to GDPR, please call us on 0749124166 or email us at

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