Subject Access Requests Update

Posted in : Immigration and Employment Updates on 13 January 2015
Michael Black
Cleaver Fulton Rankin
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Today's quarterly review is a Subject Access Requests (SAR) Update.

Section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 makes it a criminal offence to require an individual to exercise their subject access rights to gain access to information about their convictions and cautions and provide that information to a person. This section of the Act was due to come into force on 01 December 2014, but has been delayed by the government, though enforced subject access requests are discouraged by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

What is a Subject Access Request?

Section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), sets out an individual’s right to see copies of the personal data an organisation holds about

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Michael Black
Cleaver Fulton Rankin

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