Protecting the Integrity & Reputation of Irish Horseracing

CCTV Privacy Notice

CCTV Privacy Notice

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (I.H.R.B) has statutory functions pursuant to Section 39 of the Irish Horseracing Industry Act 1994 (as amended) regarding the making and enforcing of the Rules of Racing and ensuring horses are run properly and fairly.

To this end the I.H.R.B are in the process of introducing CCTV to stable yards at racecourses. The CCTV cameras will be limited to public areas of the stable yards.

The purpose of the CCTV is to both deter and detect breaches of the Rules of Racing and malpractice in racing (e.g. doping, mistreatment of horses) and to deter and detect thefts of property from the stable yard area i.e. security reasons.

Where necessary the CCTV footage may be provided to relevant third parties such as Horse Racing Ireland, An Garda Síochána, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and bodies responsible for the regulation of horse racing in other countries. If for example, the CCTV footage discloses breaches of the Animal Remedies Regulations, such footage may be disclosed to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for the purposes of its statutory functions pursuant to the Animal Remedies Regulations.

The I.H.R.B shall employ a third party company to maintain the CCTV cameras. Such company shall not be entitled to nor shall have access to the footage. The I.H.R.B will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. The I.H.R.B will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access to the footage.

You have the right of access to information held about you. Your right can be exercised in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988-2003. Please note that the CCTV footage (unless required for one of the above purposes) is generally deleted after a period of three months and so may not be available. If you wish to request copies of your personal data in the form of CCTV footage, please provide the date, times and location for which you are requesting the data.


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