Subject access requests
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives individuals a right of access to the personal data which organisations hold about them, subject to certain exemptions. Requests for access to personal data are known as subject access requests.
Requests for access to personal data must be in writing. We ask that you complete and return London Metropolitan University's subject access request (SAR) form:
This form is designed to gather the information which we need to identify you, communicate with you and locate data about you. Together with the form, you must also send us a fee of £10 (payable to London Metropolitan University), and proof of your identity. We will not begin processing your request until the fee and proof of ID are received. We require proof of ID to ensure that we are releasing data to the correct person. Please supply a photocopy (not the original) of one of the following:
- your passport
- your driving licence
Please send the completed subject access request form, fee and proof of identity by post to the following address:
Information Compliance Officer
University Secretary’s Office
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
Telephone: (0)20 7133 4137
If you are dissatisfied with how we have handled your subject access request, you have a right to request an internal review of our response. Reviews will be carried out by someone who was not involved in the original request. Requests for a review should be sent to the above address. You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner, although this should not normally be done until we have responded to your request for a review.