Privacy Notice

Data Controller Name: Department for the Economy
Address:  Adelaide House, 39-49 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8FD

Why are you processing my personal information?

To inform the Independent Review of Invest Northern Ireland (NI) final report, a Call for Evidence launched on 1 March 2022 which seeks evidence, data and views to assist us in the review of Invest NI’s efficiency and effectiveness as well as its capacity to strategically align with, and operationally deliver, the 10X Economic Vision.

If you choose to provide a response to this Call for Evidence then the Department for the Economy (DfE) will process your personal data under the lawful basis of public task in accordance with:

  • Section 8 of the Data Protection Act 2018; and
  • Article 6(1)(e) of the UK GDPR.

What categories of personal data are you processing?

The personal data collected in this consultation exercise will consist of your name, email address, and any additional personal opinions or views you choose to provide in your responses.

Where do you get my personal data from?

You will provide your personal data when you provide a response to the Call for Evidence exercise.

Do you share my personal data with anyone else?

During the Call for Evidence analysis, responses will be shared with the appointed Review Panel so that they can produce evidence based recommendations in a final report. On completion of the analysis, a list of respondents and summary of themes will be published in the final report, found on the Independent Review of Invest Northern Ireland website.  

If you are an individual acting in a private capacity you should indicate whether or not you wish your name to be withheld or disclosed when responding.

Where responses from companies and individuals responding in a professional capacity are to be published, the Review Panel will remove contact details only.

Responses to this Call for Evidence, may be subject to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). All disclosures will be in line with the legislation.

If you feel information which you provide should be treated as private or confidential, please explain why, so that this may be considered should a request be received. Where the department receives FOI/EIR requests, due consideration will be given to whether disclosure of personal data would contravene principle (a) of the UK GDPR.

Do you transfer my personal data to other countries?


How long do you keep my personal data?

We will retain your data for seven years in line with the Department’s Retention and Disposal Schedule.

Do you use my personal data to make an automated decision about me or for profiling?

No, there will be no automated algorithms used.

What rights do I have?

Not all rights will be applicable as these are based on the legal justification for processing.

  • You have the right to obtain confirmation that your data is being processed, and access to your personal data
  • You are entitled to have personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete
  • You have a right to have personal data erased, in specific circumstances
  • You have the right to ‘block’ or suppress processing of personal data, in specific circumstances
  • You have the right to data portability, in specific circumstances
  • You have the right to object to the processing, in specific circumstances
  • You have rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

If these rights are applicable and you wish to exercise these please email

How do I complain if I am not happy?

If you are unhappy with how any aspect of this privacy notice, or how your personal information is being processed, please contact the Department’s Data Protection Officer at

If you are still not happy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The Information Commissioner’s Office – Northern Ireland
3rd Floor
14 Cromac Place
Telephone: 0303 123 1114