Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (559)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

559. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of staff working in his Department that were or are members of An Garda Síochána in 2018 and to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34977/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

It is not possible to provide the information that the Deputy has requested.  The Public Appointments Service collects data on the previous career history of candidates as part of the recruitment process to the Civil Service.  However, this information is not recorded by the Department of Justice & Equality or linked to the file of any individual staff member.  The retention of such information would be contrary to the data minimisation principle under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).