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Subject Access Request: Strategy, Tactics and Risks

  • 17 October 2019
  • 9.00am until 10.00am (registration & breakfast from 8.30am)
  • British Irish Chamber of Commerce, 13 Merrion Square North, Dublin 2, D02 HW89
  • Entry: Free

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We are pleased to invite you or your Dublin based colleagues to our breakfast workshop for data protection officers, legal counsel and anyone else who touches subject access requests.

More and more organisations are on the receiving end of extensive subject access requests from clients or customers, employees or even members of the public.

Dealing with requests can be a headache. In addition to coping with the sheer volume of documents such requests can produce, overstretched IT or HR or compliance personnel need to work with concepts which have yet to be defined (for example what is “manifestly excessive”?), apply complex doctrines (such as the law relating to privilege) and deal with complex issues (such as how to treat the data of third parties). Some responses need a bespoke, painstaking approach, others permit a more pragmatic commoditised reply, but it can be tricky to know where the balance lies.

Bearing in mind subject access requests and the regular DPA complaints that follow them are a “shop window” to an organisation’s general data protection compliance, it is important that anyone involved in responding to subject access requests is aware of the issues.

In our breakfast workshop, we look at some FAQs on subject access requests as well as share experiences in dealing with them, and related regulatory complaints.

If you have any questions or a colleague based in Dublin would like to attend, please contact our events team.


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Linda Hynes


I am a Partner in the Employment, Immigration and Reward division based in the Dublin office.

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Alexander Milner-Smith


I am Co-Head of Lewis Silkin's Data, Privacy & Cyber Group. I work in three main areas: data, privacy & cyber and general employment law, ...

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