Data protection policy in Revenue

Customs Information System (CIS)

The Customs Information System (CIS) was established under the CIS Convention of 1995. Its aim is to assist in combating customs related crime through co-operation between European customs authorities.

It can be accessed by Member States. As it contains personal data, a number of data protection safeguards have been built into the system. These safeguards include an individual’s right to access, rectification and erasure.

The CIS only records data relating to Customs and Excise. The personal data is limited to that specified in the Convention.

National supervision

The Data Protection Commission has the authority to monitor how Revenue handles data including CIS data.

Data access request

If you want to obtain details of personal data held on the CIS, you can do so by making a data access request.

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