Where appropriate, you can request access to your personal or health information, without having to make a formal request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).
In some situations, such access outside the FOI Act will not be appropriate, and you will have to make a formal freedom of information request (e.g. if a third party’s privacy is involved).
You can access information held about you:
- by directly contacting the area of the department that has the information
- by contacting the department’s Information Privacy Unit or
- under the FOI Act, where necessary.