Data Subject Access

Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, an individual is entitled to ask the authority for a copy of all the personal information which it holds about him/her for the purposes of providing services to the individual.

The information, which the individual is entitled to receive from the authority, includes a description of these purposes, recipients to whom the data are disclosed and sources of the data. This entitlement is known as the "Right of Access to Personal Data".

There is a fee to make a subject access request. Before any information can be provided £10 must be paid to Surrey Heath Borough Council. If you are on Housing Benefit or Income Support the fee is £5. Proof of entitlement is required. Under the Data Protection Act 40 calendar days is allowed in which to respond for a request. The start date is from the date the fee is received.

Further information on making a Data Subject Access Request can be found from the Information Commissioners Office