Open Navigation

Subject Access Request

Employees’ rights to their personal data

Following the introduction of the GDPR the requirements in respect of personal data are now more stringent than ever before. Data Subject Access Requests are the method through which employees can request their personal data held by their employer

The Data Protection Act 2018 implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires employers to collect and process personal data in a fair and transparent manner. There are stringent requirements in relation to the processing of personal data which, if broken, can ultimately lead to significant fines and criminal sanctions. For further detailed information on data protection rights and obligations please go to our [Data Protection – Subject Access Request] section.

Often Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) are used as a tool by employees who are in dispute with their employer as it entitles the person making the request to details of the information held about them, which could include information which may help their case, such as incriminating emails. It also puts considerable pressure on the employer as dealing with a DSAR is time consuming and can be expensive. There is a requirement to comply with a DSAR without undue delay and in any event within one month of receipt. DSARs are therefore often used as a tactic in order to encourage employers to make a settlement payment to the employee to resolve a dispute.

 

 

News

The Immigration, Nationality and Asylum (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Government has introduced before Parliament a Statutory Instrument (“SI”) with the aim of amending primary and secondary legislation to take into account the UK’s departure from the European Union whilst ensuring that immigration, nationality and asylum laws will continue to operate effectively until new legislation is approved by Parliament in due course. The Government…

Read More
Brexit Immigration Advice

British Citizens in Europe

British Citizens and EU Member State Immigration Policy  Preparing for a “no-deal” Brexit Members of Parliament (MPs) have now rejected the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the British Government and the European Union three times. The Prime Minister has entered into cross-party negotiations with the Labour opposition with a view to reaching a parliamentary consensus on a way…

Read More
Zero Hour Contracts

New Innovator and Start-Up Schemes

At the end of March 2019, the Government presented a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (House of Commons paper 1919) which, inter alia, introduced two new routes of entry to the UK for foreign nationals wishing to establish new businesses in the UK: Start-Up and Innovator. Introduced under a new Appendix W to…

Read More