Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs)
A DSAR is intended to provide transparency to people in respect of their “personal data” held by an organisation. Personal data can be retained by a person’s current or former employer, retailers, academic institutions, charities, and government bodies. Article 15 of the GDPR states that a data subject has the right to confirmation from a data controller whether or not their data has been processed and if so:
- Where the information on the data subject has been sourced from if it was not collected from the data subject
- The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling
- The reason for the processing
- The categories of personal data processed
- Who the data has been disclosed to
- How long the data will be stored for
Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) are becoming more common. Many data protection authorities are tasked with raising the public’s awareness of their rights regarding knowing what personal data an organisation has, how they obtained it, and in what way it is used. Following the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal, whether out of concern for their privacy or as a means of seeking an edge in litigation, people are now more robust in exercising their DSAR rights.
At Lineal we understand that the nature and frequency of DSAR’s can pose a financial burden on an organisation. With that in mind, we have developed cost-effective packages for varying data sizes with all-inclusive services for a pre-set price. This allows your organisation to confidently respond to requests, as you can understand and therefore mitigate the risk of financial exposure in advance.
Have You Received a DSAR?
Find out How to Ensure Compliance & Save Costs
If your organisation has been served with a DSAR, you will want to ensure that your response is not only compliant (i.e. it discloses everything that is required under the GDPR and no more), but also defensible (i.e. your methodology is justifiable in the event of a legal challenge). When dealing with electronic data, the most practical and cost-effective way to achieve these aims is to use an eDiscovery platform. Our team can assist you with the process of eDiscovery, ensuring every step is compliant with the GDPR and Civil Procedure Rules.
Take the strain away from your resources
Pressure on resources is a significant challenge for most organisations handling DSARs. Get in touch with one of our consultants to find out how Lineal can take the strain away with the minimum of overhead, and within the timescales mandated.
Why Use Lineal For DSAR Support
Lineal has successfully helped many clients with DSARs. We understand the implication of DSARs and can help to ensure you are ready to respond with full compliance, defensibility, and reduced financial exposure within the timescales mandated.
We tailor our service to your requirements. We will not only advise you about the best way to process the DSAR but will draw on our experience to provide you with practical and effective solutions to your particular situation.
Our project managers are highly trained specialists, having dealt with numerous DSARs. The application of project management rigour ensures the quality of the DSAR outcomes we achieve for our clients.
Take the strain away from your resources
Our review workspace is specifically tailored to DSAR reviews; meaning you only view what you need to see, with no unnecessary add-ons; thereby keeping costs low. Our workflow is streamlined to efficiently sort, review, redact, and produce documents in short periods. With real-time reporting dashboards, our clients can monitor how a review is progressing and ensure they’re on track to meet the DSAR deadline.
You can rely on Lineal to take away the strain on your resources with our DSAR support service which offers;
- Predictable Package Pricing
- Customised Review Template / Simplified Workflow
- Expedited Managed Document Review
- Unparalleled Customer Service
At Lineal we understand that the nature and frequency of DSARs can pose a financial burden on an organisation. With that in mind, we have developed cost-effective packages for varying data sizes with all-inclusive services for a pre-set price.
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