As privacy laws have developed over the last decade, one right that has come to be understood as fundamental for individuals is the right of access for an individual to their own data.
The right to request such data, commonly referred to as a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR), Subject Access Request, Records Request or Data Subject Rights Request, is enshrined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
This whitepaper deals with access requests under the GDPR, however, where relevant we have sought to highlight any key similarities and differences between the principal global privacy laws.
You can download the whitepaper here:
The whitepaper contains a range of practical tips and guidance on how a company can manage the DSARs they receive effectively and efficiently.
As an example, it includes a Sample Data Subject Access Request Process, which details how a DSAR can flow through a company, and how each department (with assistance from Johnson Hana) can process the relevant section:
Sample Data Subject Access Request Process
At Johnson Hana we work with clients to manage their requests, providing a fully outsourced solution comprising technology, project management and qualified legal consultants. The Johnson Hana model allows us to deliver projects efficiently within the mandated time frame and at a cost far below a traditional law firm, while freeing up internal resources to concentrate on higher value, core work.
We are happy to provide a fully outsourced solution to a client for managing all their requests, or to support clients on an ad hoc basis for particularly large, complex or sensitive requests.
To see an overview of how we can help you with your DSARs, please click: https://www.johnsonhana.com/services/foi-requests/
About Johnson Hana
Johnson Hana is Ireland’s leading alternative legal solutions provider. That means we disaggregate legal advisory and legal process work, and focus on the latter.
Legal Process Outsourcing – whereby a specific legal process is carved out and outsourced to us
Legal Process Secondments – to augment a busy legal team or fulfil a temporary requirement for an experienced legal professional.
Historically, legal advisory and legal process work were tackled and billed in the same way. This means that all legal work has been as costly and time consuming as legal advice.
It doesn’t need to be.
We deliver legal process work through a combination of innovative legal technologies, robust project management methodologies, and expert lawyers. This approach reduces client legal spend by over 50%, while also providing totally transparent reporting and billing. This leaves our clients free to focus on the strategic, advisory work that really adds value.