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Subject Access Request: The Basics

In this episode of the podcast I cover the basics which employers need to consider with regards to Subject Access Requests when received from employees.

In this episode I will cover:

  • A background to the law.
  • What you need to consider at the outset.
  • The time limit for responding.
  • The type of data you have to search for.
  • What you have to provide to the employee.
  • Exemptions when you do not have to disclose the data.

Action Points

  1. Have a person or persons within your organisation who are responsible for data and compliance with subject access requests.
  2. Create a checklist or utilise the resources from the ico to create a workflow to follow if someone makes a request.
  3. Seek advice before rejecting a request or requiring a fee to be paid.


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