Dealing with subject access requests
Data protection legislation gives people the right to see personal information which the University holds about them. They exercise this right by making a subject access request.
What is a subject access request?
A request can be very broad such as, ‘give me a copy of all the information you hold about me’, or it can be very precise, such as ‘give me a copy of the letter you wrote about me yesterday’.
A subject access request must be in writing (including emails and faxes), so if someone makes a subject access request by telephone or in person you should ask them to put it in writing.