Access to Information

Administrative Access Policy

This policy sets out how MSLETB manages requests for access to records held or created by MSLETB in the course of the performance of their functions.

Under Administrative Access all appropriate information will be made available to the requester having regard to privacy, confidentiality and the public interest. As a matter of policy MSLETB supports an individual’s right to see what information is held about them within its service. Generally, access to a person’s own information should be provided administratively (subject to certain exceptions).

You can view the Access Request Policy here

Data Protection

Data Protection and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Introduction

On the 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. In Ireland GDPR has been given legislative effect in the new Data Protection Act 2018.

This new legislation updates the current law in relation to data protection and seeks to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union including Ireland. It grants new and enhanced rights for all individuals in relation to their own personal information. An individual about whom data is held by an organisation is referred to as a data subject.

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Freedom of Information

WHAT IS FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

The Freedom of Information Act 2014 gives you the right to access records held by FOI bodies. FOI bodies must give you an explanation if you are not given what you asked for and the decision must normally be made within 4 weeks.

WHAT CAN I ASK FOR?

You can ask for any of the following

  • Any records relating to you personally, whenever created
  • All other records created after April, 2008
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Publication Scheme

Publication Scheme under Freedom of Information Act, 2014.

Introduction:

Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board, (from here after referred to as as MSLETB) has prepared and published a Publication Scheme concerning the information of MSLETB in conformity with a Model and Guidelines made by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform under Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act, 2014. The Scheme comes into effect on the 14th April, 2016.

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Protected Disclosures

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 came into effect on 15 July 2014.

This Act provides a framework within which workers can raise concerns regarding potential wrongdoing that has come to their attention in the workplace in the knowledge that they can avail of significant and other protections if they are penalised by their employer or suffer any detriment for doing so.

Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim Education and Training Board has implemented a Protected Disclosures Policy, which in tandem with the legislation, will encourage workers to report potential wrongdoing in the knowledge that their concerns will be taken seriously and investigated, where appropriate, and that their confidentiality will be respected.

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