Extract from LDM Global’s article “The Basics of Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) and How to Respond”
You have received a Data Subject Access Request. What should you do next? Don’t panic or put your head in the sand hoping the request will go away. LDM Global can help to make the process as efficient as possible. Read on to learn the basics about DSARs.
What is a DSAR?
A Data Subject Access Request, often known as a DSAR, is a written request from an individual to a data controller (company holding personally identifiable information) asking for the information held about that individual. However, there is no prescribed form. The request should have a reasonable explanation as to why the request is being made.