From April 2022 to March 2023, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) received 15,848 complaints related to the right of subject access. Elanor McCombe, Policy Group Manager at the ICO, singles out employers as some of the main culprits – either misunderstanding the nature of subject access requests (SAR), or underestimating their importance.

In an attempt to support employers respond to requests, the ICO have published guidance specifically for employers on how best to respond to SARs. Read more from our experts Alexander Milner-Smith, Sean Illing and David Lorimer on what this new guidance means for subject access requests.