As the public are becoming more aware of their personal data rights, Data Protection professionals have seen a marked increase in, not just the number of Subject Access Requests being submitted over the past 12 months, but also the complexity of those requests.

Handling a Subject Access Request can take days, weeks, even months out of a person’s working pattern. And with statutory deadlines, and non-compliance potentially subject to those high-profile fines that came with GDPR, any delay in the process could be very costly.

As an organisation, are you ready?
Can you identify a Subject Access Request?
Do you know what to do if you get one?
Do you have the necessary expertise and resources available to be able to handle one?

This session can help you to answer “YES” to all those questions!

Within this 2-hour webinar, we will cover:

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  • What makes a SAR
  • What isn’t a SAR
  • Who cant make a SAR
  • Recognising SARS (examples)
  • Timeframes
  • Verifying the request
  • SAR handling process
  • Differences between SAR and FoI
  • Exemptions
  • Redacting
  • Refusing a request
  • Internal interview process
  • Other rights
  • Disclosure requests


Wednesday 3 July, 1:30pm – 3:30pm


Members: £60 + VAT
Non-Members: £70 + VAT

CPD points

Claim 1 CPD point for attending this webinar!

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This webinar provided an excellent reminder about subject access requests and how to handle them. It is suitable for someone new to the world of data protection as well as being a good reminder to those already familiar with it. The content and pace was very good.”
Sarah Sandiford, Leighton-Linslade Town Council

About the Trainer

Lynsey Wilson

Lynsey spent 17 years working in leisure management, delivering health & safety and first aid training, for both public and private sectors, before specializing in the Information Governance Field.

For the past seven years, Lynsey has worked with local authorities, schools and other organisations, auditing compliance with Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation, as well as advising on and responding to countless requests for access to personal data.

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