As referenced in our previous data protection update, preparation and organisation are essential when responding to data subject access requests (“DSARs”), particularly in the context of an employment dispute. This third article in our data protection series provides a practical list of steps that an employer can implement when responding to DSARs from current or former employees.

Our Employment & Corporate Immigration Department regularly advise employers in respect of data protection issues within the context of employment disputes. If you or your organisation has any queries regarding the issues outlined in this article, please contact Bláthnaid Evans or Sheila Spokes on +353 1 639 3000 or visit