Data Protection Act - information request

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    Saw this VERY useful post which, it transpires, could well be of use to me. I need copies of internal emails etc concerning me written by a former employer, and wonder if the first step should be a straightforward request to the Data Controller or similar?



  2. can't help data what they wrote is probably true
  3. @Western

    Very helpful, thank you; th implication here is that I can go for the full Subject Access Request straight away?

  4. Yes, you do not even need a reason other than to exercise your right to see what is held about you. If you are looking for specific data, remember to detail what it is you want them to find. Don't forget the £10 'fee'. Remember a good Data Protection Manager will try to buy time by delaying the start of the 40 days, so pre-empt that as advised in the links. Don't give them an excuse to write and ask you a question.