A non-political point about DSAR’s

What follows is not a political point, but a simple comment on the UK GDPR and its application.

On a week of political news, it emerged that former cabinet minster Rt Hon Nadine Dorries may not resign until more information is provided about the process of being offered a peerage.

The BBC at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-65910896 reported that Ms Dorries had tweeted about her Subject Access Requests to the HOLAC committee, Cabinet Secretary and the Cabinet Office.

Leaving aside anything political, I imagine that this information may not be subject to a DSAR, as article 15 of the DPA 2018 states that “The listed GDPR provisions do not apply to personal data processed for the purposes of the conferring by the Crown of any honour or dignity.”

The UK GDPR generally provides for a DSAR to give a data subject access to all their personal data, but there are exemptions.

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