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New guidance: ICO issues new, free guidance on handling Data Subject Access Requests

Author: Atom Content Marketing

Published: 01 Jul 2023

Businesses, particularly employers, will welcome new guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on dealing with Data Subject Access Requests by workers.

A Data Subject Access Request is a request from an individual asking an organisation to disclose personal data it holds on them, where the organisation got it from, what they are using it for and who they are sharing it with.

The new guidance is set out as a series of Q&As and provides useful, practical help with issues that commonly arise, to reduce the time spent on responding to requests and the likelihood that the person making the request complains to the ICO. This includes how to recognise a request, whether the business is permitted to clarify what is being requested, and what information needs to be disclosed.

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