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Subject access requests and what you need to know

A DSAR is a right that individuals have under the Data Protection Act 2018 to request a copy of the data that an organisation holds about them.  The individual can request to see a copy of such data, as well as ask:

  • Why the data is being processed;
  • What type of data it is;
  • The recipients of that data;
  • How long it is stored;
  • How the data has been collected; and
  • Evidence to show that the data is being appropriately safeguarded.
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GDPR and Data Relating to Former Employees

The principles relevant to the retention of employee data under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which comes into effect on 25th May 2018, do not differ greatly from those under the current data protection regime.  

Under both the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 1998, personal data must be kept for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. However, the GDPR requires employers to be more transparent about their retention policies and includes additional rights for employees and greater penalties for non-compliance. 

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Our top 8 tips to prepare for the GDPR

If you run a business, the GDPR will probably be on your radar by now. Although preparing for the new rules may seem like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be. 

When it’s introduced on 25 May 2018, the GDPR will apply to all UK businesses that handle personal data. As a result, every organisation that collects, processes or stores personal data should be taking steps now to ensure it can achieve compliance. 

Here are our top 8 practical tips to get ready for the GDPR

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