Subject Access Requests: how to ensure compliance and save costs
Among the remarkable developments of our time is the huge increase in data volumes. It is estimated that by the year 2020, about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every person on earth. Businesses of all sizes will likely need some kind of data analysis system in the not-too-distant future.
Meanwhile, in the legal realm, Subject Access Requests (SARs) are becoming more common. Individuals are now better aware of their right to request personal data and will exercise that right more readily. Indeed, it is often the official policy of data protection authorities to raise the public’s awareness of these rights.
Given these developments, it is worthwhile to understand how eDiscovery tools can be used to deal with Subject Access Requests, particularly in cases involving “big data”.
This paper aims to offer practical guidance in that regard and will show how organisations can minimise any cost and disruption caused to their business by SARs.