Subject Access

information governanceThe right of someone to see the personal data held about them by any organisation is a fundamental aspect of the DPA.

A request must be made in writing. There is no prescribed form to be used, nor must any specified information be provided. This means that it can sometimes be difficult to recognise a request.

A response must be made ‘promptly’ and in any event within 40 calendar  days. A charge up to £10 can normally be made to respond.

NB: There are different fee structures for organisations that hold health or education records (where the maximum fee is £50, depending on the circumstances.


This article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

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