How can I find out what is held about me?

Data Protection – Right of Access - ‘Subject Access’ Request

The right of access, commonly referred to as subject access, gives individuals the right to obtain a copy of their personal data as well as other supplementary information.

If you want to know if the Northern Ireland Policing Board holds information about you, and if so what, you must make a subject access request. You can make your request verbally or in writing, by contacting us as follows:

Data Protection Team
Northern Ireland Policing Board
James House, Block D
2 – 4 Cromac Avenue
The Gasworks

Telephone: 028 90408500

It will help us if you can be as specific as possible about the information you require.

Please note that if we have doubts about your identity we can ask you for more information. We will only request information that is necessary for us to confirm who you are. We will let you know as soon as possible if we need more information from you. We need to confirm your identity before we can respond to your request.

Unless exceptional circumstances exist we aim to respond to your request within 28 calendar days from receipt (or the date on which we receive the additional information needed to confirm your identity).

In most cases we will not charge a fee to deal with your subject access request.

Please note that the Policing Board does not hold information relating to prosecution / conviction / caution history. This information may be held by the Police Service of Northern Ireland and contact details can be found at

Please see a copy of our Privacy Notice which sets out how we will handle your personal information.

Please refer to our policy on Data Protection Response Management Policy to see how we will progress your subject access request.