Understanding Subject Access Request
You have right of access to any information about yourself. A subject access request or SAR is a request that you give to an organization or a company so that you can access the personal data that they are holding about you
In this article, we will show you how to make a subject access request and what you expect from the company that you are asking the information from.
Under the Data Protection Act, anyone has a right of access to personal information kept by an organization and the one keeping the information can charge you a certain fee for this. But changes have been made to this legislation to enable anyone to access personal information without paying anything.
When you are allowed access to your personal data, you can be made aware of and verify if the company is processing your information lawfully.
When sending a SAR request to any organization, there is no standard format to follow. There are a lot of means for doing so including sending an email, writing them, calling by phone, tweeting the organization, etc. You can ask them to provide all the information they have about you, who they share it with and request copies of it.
You should not pay anything for a SAR since it is already legislated that it can be made for free. So, any organization charging you for this request should be informed of this new legislation.
Here are the basic steps for making a subject access request.
You first need to know where to send your SAR. Check their website and see if they have an email address to send your request to. You can also look for contact information or support email address.
You should ask for all the information you need on your subject access request. Ask for all this information when you request for your personal data.
In your request, you need to include your full name, address, and contact telephone number. Make sure that you can be distinguished by the organization from another person with the same name as yours by providing them with additional information. Include the details of the specific information that you are requiring of them. Check truyo.com to learn more.
There is a one-month deadline that applies when requesting for personal information and you should include a reference to this in your request. Check http://truyo.com/ for more info.
You also need to include the Data Protection Act of 2018 which allows you to make a subject access request to any company for free. Visit https://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Privacy-Policy for other