DSS Subject Access Request or SAR procedures


In line with the general Data Protection Regulation 2018 ass individuals are entitled to make a ‘Subject Access Request’ for a copy of information that we at DSS hold about you.

If you wish to formally make a ‘Subject Access Request’ to DSS for a copy of the information we hold about you, please email [email protected] with the subject title as ‘subject access request’ we will deal with your enquiry in line with GDPR and the Information Commissioners Office requirements.

Please see below information about making a request and our procedures.

Making a subject access request or SAR.

‘You have the right to ask an organisation whether or not they are using or storing your personal information.’ You can also ask them for copies of your personal information, verbally or in writing.

As a company we have one month to respond to a request.
Why make a subject access request?

You can make a subject access request to find out:

• what personal information an organisation holds about you; 
 how they are using it; who they are sharing it with; and where they got your data from. 

In most circumstances, you will get a copy of your personal information free of charge.

However, we can charge a reasonable fee to cover our administrative costs – if we think your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’.

We can also charge a fee if you ask for further copies of your information following a request.

If a fee is chargeable, the one-month time limit does not begin until we have received the fee.

See links below

Exemptions: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/exemptions/

We can also refuse to comply with a subject access request if we feel it is:

• manifestly unfounded or excessive.

For a definition of the above please follow the link below: