Subject Access Requests
Have you been approached with one or more Subject Access Requests? We have the expertise to search, recover and process large volumes of data.
A subject access request (SAR) is a written request made on behalf of an individual for the information which they are entitled to ask for under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). It is often used by individuals who want the right to be provided with a copy of the information an organisation holds about them, which can include
For information to be personal data, it must relate to a living individual and allow that individual to be identified from it (either on its own or along with other information likely to come into the organisation’s possession).
Data controllers are required to comply with the request promptly and within 40 days of receipt of the request. As individuals become more and more aware of this right, clients are coming under increasing pressure to deal with these requests in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Dealing with subject access requests can be a complex and time-consuming task, particularly if the volume of personal data held by the organisation is extensive and/or if it is held in various formats across a range of systems that may not be corresponding with each other.
As leading digital forensics and electronic disclosure experts, we have at our disposal a range of advanced online review platforms specifically designed to search, filter and process large volumes of electronic data. Utilising these platforms, which incorporate advanced keyword filtration technology, we can search across any of your chosen systems to recover any information you require.