Episode 111: Balancing Act

Hosted by Phil Brining, Jasmine Harrison and Kathy Midgley

Balancing Act – Protecting Data And Confidentiality In SARs

Protecting data and ensuring confidentiality is of utmost importance in today’s digital age. With Subject Access Requests (SARs) becoming increasingly common, it is essential for organizations to have the necessary systems and protocols in place to effectively handle such requests.

In the recent podcast episode titled “Balancing Act – Protecting Data and Confidentiality in SARs“, Jasmine Harrison and Phil Brining provided valuable insights on how to manage SARs while safeguarding sensitive data. The session was part of the “Data Protection Made Easy” series, which is aimed at simplifying complex areas of data protection and information security.

One of the key takeaways from the podcast is that organizations need to have a clear understanding of the SAR process and their obligations under GDPR. They must also ensure that they have the necessary resources in place to manage SARs effectively, including systems for identifying and retrieving relevant data, processes for reviewing and redacting data, and mechanisms for securely communicating the data to the requester.

Another important aspect highlighted in the podcast was the need to balance the rights of data subjects with the confidentiality and security of sensitive data. This can be achieved by implementing appropriate security measures such as access controls, encryption, and secure data transfer protocols.

The podcast also emphasized the importance of effective communication and collaboration between different stakeholders within an organization, such as DPOs, legal teams, and IT personnel. This can help to ensure that SARs are handled efficiently and in compliance with GDPR.

Overall, the podcast provided valuable insights and practical tips for managing SARs while protecting data and ensuring confidentiality. The “Data Protection Made Easy” series is an excellent resource for organizations looking to simplify complex areas of data protection and information security. By subscribing to the community, individuals can benefit from weekly invites to live discussions and gain valuable knowledge from industry experts.

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Useful links mentioned in this week’s episode:

European change in direction for access to personal data (Part 1)

European change in direction for access to personal data (Part 2)

Are you required to send copies of emails?

Sharing personal information in schools