By Julie Thornton | August 25, 2021
The Central Bank of Ireland has advised us of a data sharing activity taking place between the Central Bank who operates the Central Credit Register and the Central Statistics Office for statistical purposes. This transfer is taking place under the Statistics Act 1993 which provides that the CSO may obtain information from public bodies including the Central Bank.
According to the Central Bank personal data held on the Central Credit Register that will be shared with the CSO includes your name, date of birth, address, gender, telephone number and personal public service number (PPSN). Your PPSN, Eircode and contact telephone number is not transferred to the CSO.
Further information about this transfer is available on the Central Bank website at the following links:
- A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in respect of this transfer of information from the Central Bank has been signed which can be found at https://www.centralcreditregister.ie/borrower-area/publications/.
- The CSO has published a comprehensive FAQ which is available at https://www.cso.ie/en/methods/administrativedata/administrativedatafaq/thecentralstatisticsofficeandthecentralcreditregister/
- There are also two FAQ’s in the Data Protection category of the FAQ section of www.centralcreditregister.ie which can be found at – www.centralcreditregister.ie/borrower-area/faqs/
Life Credit Union is not involved with this data transfer other than passing on this information on behalf of the Central Bank to our members whose loan information may be retained on the Central Credit Register as outlined in our Loan Data Protection Statement . Any questions or concerns should be raised directly with the Central Bank at email@example.com.