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DATA PROTECTION: Change the subject

02 June 2017  

In the first of a two-part article, Faranak Ghajavand provides a litigator’s guide to the benefits of subject access requests

Section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) establishes the right of individuals to make a subject access request (SAR). Individuals can seek access to personal information processed by or on behalf of data controllers and have that – and certain other information relating to the personal data – communicated to them, subject to specific exemptions set out in the DPA.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Dawson-Damer & ors v Taylor Wessing LLP & ors [2016] WTLR 253; [2017] EWCA Civ 74

    Durant v Financial Services Authority [2003] EWCA Civ 1746

    Kololo v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2015] EWHC 600 (QB)