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Data Protection Subject Access Request (SAR)

Data Protection Subject Access Request (SAR)



Subject Access Request (SAR), is a written request, where the Data Subject asks for copies of their personal data held by the University.



Detailed Description

Southampton Solent University provides a dedicated application form for subject access requests. Ideally, to ensure efficiency of response, the request should be made using the University’s subject access form titled ‘Request for disclosure from the Data Subject'.

In order to undertake a SAR, the University must be satisfied as to the identity of the individual making the request. Therefore, all request MUST be accompanied by identity documents, these are listed within the URL link provided below.
                                                                                                                                                                                             The request to undertake a SAR incurs a £10 fee, which the University is entitled to charge in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.

To download a Subject Access Request form and for further guidance click here

The statutory time scale to respond to a SAR under the Data Protection Act 1998 is 40 days from and including the date of receipt. The 40 days given to respond to a subject access request under the Data Protection Act 1998 are inclusive of weekends and bank holidays.

For further information please contact:

Information Management & Compliance Officer
Tel: 023 8201 3229
Email: freedom.information@solent.ac.uk