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Parliamentary questions
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11 April 2019
P-001784-19
Question for written answer P-001784-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Liadh Ní Riada (GUE/NGL)

 Subject:  Data protection ruling in Ireland

In Ireland, the Data Protection Commission recently ruled that people do not have an absolute right to have their names spelt correctly.

This ruling came after a citizen brought forward a case after his name was misspelled on medical documents.

Article 16 of the GDPR states the right of people to have ‘inaccurate personal data’ held by organisations corrected ‘without undue delay’.

Is the Commission aware of the ruling made by the Data Protection Commission?

Does the Commission believe that this ruling is correct?

Does the Commission believe that citizens have the right to have their identity respected and thus deserve to have the spelling of their names respected?

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