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Privacy Notice N85 N68 Rocky Road Roundabout N68 L4190 L41701 Junction

The purpose of this privacy notice is to describe, in clear terms, the personal data that the traffic survey process collects about individuals, why it is needed, the legal basis, how it is used and how individuals may interact with the Council in relation their personal data and the camera for a traffic survey. It also outlines the rights of individuals under data protection legislation.
Clare County Council also has a privacy statement which is a general document about how we approach data protection as an organisation.

1.0 Purpose of the road traffic survey

Personal data is processed as part of the localised and short-term traffic camera installation in order to identify turning movement counts at two locations in connection with road safety improvement schemes. The counts will be of vehicles, pedestrians & cyclists. The Council is obliged to protect such personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the provisions contained in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The purpose of the processing of personal data under this project is to:

  • get accurate data in relation to traffic, cyclist and pedestrian movement at the specified locations.
  •  to inform the correct design process.
  • to improve safety for all road users at these locations.

Two traffic survey cameras will be installed at both locations on one weekday during the last two weeks of January or the first two weeks of February 2024. One location is at the N85/N68 Rocky Road Roundabout in Ennis and the other is in the townland of Darragh North at the N68/L4190 & L41701 junctions and the entrance to the service station/garage in Darragh for a duration of 12 hours from 07:00-19:00. GPS Coordinates for the camera locations are shown in the table below and locations are shows on the maps.

Survey Type Ref


Video Junction Turning Counts (JTC) including pedestrian movements.


(Degrees East)


(Degrees North)

1 52.827087 -8.994856
2 52.826705 -8.993427
3 52.794208 -9.063515
4 52.794520 -9.060185

2.0 Legal basis for the processing of personal data for the road traffic survey

The legal basis to process personal data in the case of the road traffic survey is the following:

  • Article 6(1) e of the GDPR - the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of an official authority vested in Clare County Council.  The official authority in this case derives from the Roads Act, 1993 - Section 13 - Responsibility of road authorities for the maintenance and construction of local roads and Section 78 - Powers of inspection & survey.
  • The processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which the Council is subject, namely, Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Acts.

3.0 The categories of personal data concerned

Personal data processed in the traffic survey is:

  • Incidence of cyclists, pedestrians, and vehicles. Images of cyclists and pedestrians and vehicles will be processed at a distance, angle and resolution that would prevent individuals from being identifiable

4.0 Processing and recipients of the data

Access to the data is limited to the company engaged by Clare County Council to do the survey, who will record images of traffic (including pedestrian and cyclist traffic) such that individual persons are not identifiable. No personal data will be provided to the Council and anonymised traffic movement data only will be provided to the Council.
Third party access to personal data is not allowed, except in the very limited circumstances permitted by law. Access requests shall be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, the GDPR and the Council’s data protection policies and procedures.
There are no plans to transfer personal data to a third country or international organisation.

5.0 The retention period for CCTV data

Clare County Council subscribes to the national policy for retention and destruction of Local Authority records.

6.0 Data subjects have a range of rights of data rights

  • Right of access by the data subject
  • Right to rectification
  • Right to erasure ('right to be forgotten')
  • Right to restriction of processing
  • Right to data portability
  • Right to object and automated individual decision-making

The Council’s data access request policy and procedures are available on or please contact

7.0 The right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority

If you are not satisfied with a decision on your request for access to data or have concerns about personal data processing, you have the right to make a complaint to the Data Protection Commission, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, Ireland. Before doing so it is recommended that you contact Clare County Council ( to establish the circumstances. We may be in a position to resolve the problem in a timely manner.
The Data Protection Commission website has further details and the forms that are required to be completed if you wish to raise a concern or make a complaint.

8.0 Contact details for the data controller and data protection officer

The identity and the contact details of the controller:
Clare County Council,
New Road,
Co. Clare
Telephone: (065) 6821616
The contact details of the data protection officer:
Data Protection Office
Telephone: (065) 6846405

Page last reviewed: 30/01/24

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