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Information About Yourself

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to find out what personal information is held about you. This right is known as the Right of Subject Access. If you do not live or have never lived in Northern Ireland, please apply to the police service that covers the relevant region or area where you live.

How we use Personal Data (PDF, 55.0 KB)



Making a Subject Access Request

The PSNI does not provide criminal history checks for employment vetting. If you wish to make a request for 'personal data' under the Data Protection Act 1998 you must do so in writing or by completing the form DAT1.
Employment Disclosures Making a Subject Access Request

Emigration and Visa


Data Protection

Information for individuals for the purpose of applications for emigration, visas or residency. A more detailed look at the Data Protection Act and the PSNI.
Emigration and Visa Disclosures Data Protection

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can contact the PSNI Data Protection unit for further information regarding requests Included are some frequently asked questions which may assist you.
Contact Us Frequently Asked Questions