The Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 regulates the use of personal information within all organisations, including the Law Society.
It also creates a legal right for individuals to request access to their personal information.
The DPA states that any organisation which processes personal information must be open about how that information is used and must comply with eight data protection principles.
These eight rules require personal data to be:
The DPA also gives individuals rights to:
Under the DPA, you can ask to see any personal information that we hold about you. Such requests are called subject access requests.
If you would like to make a subject access request, please complete the subject access request form (PDF 79kb).
You will also need to provide one form of identification and proof of your address, for example, staff pass, driving licence, utility bill and, if appropriate, any particulars about the source or location of the information you are requesting. There is a £10 fee for making a subject access request.
These requirements and further details are outlined in the Subject access request form above.
Please return completed forms to:
Information Compliance managerThe Law Society113 Chancery LaneLondon WC2A 1PL
Or via email to email@example.com
Further information about the DPA can be found on the Information Commissioner's Office website.
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