ICO offers advice to get DSAR’s right

Andrew Laing is the ICO’s Head of Data Protection Complaints and he has written a helpful blog on how to get the basics right when responding to Data Subject Access Requests.

I recommend that you read the whole article at https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/media-centre/news-and-blogs/2022/09/subject-access-requests-getting-the-basics-right/ but he highlights the most common causes of complaint as:

  • Delay – where requests for information take too long
  • Relationship breakdown – where the response is unsatisfactory or no one is available to help
  • Trust – people do not believe what they are being told
  • Lack of understanding – people mistakenly think the information provided is unclear or unhelpful

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