A new European Union-wide framework known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes the rules on data protection. It provides for a more uniform interpretation and application of data protection standards across the EU.
The Data Protection Act 2018, prevents your employer from using any personal information it holds without the permission of the staff member themselves. This permission can be assumed in some cases, such as using salary details to pay tax to the Revenue Commissioners. Personal information cannot be given or sold to third parties without your permission.
See also: Fórsa privacy statement. Fórsa (Fórsa/the Union) is committed to protecting and securing your personal data in accordance with Irish and EU data protection legislation, specifically the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU)2016/679) and Irish Data Protection Act 2018.