Unlocking the Power of Subject Access Requests (SARs)

Data Protection Peoples industry leading SAR handling training led by our data protection experts.

Mastering Compliance and Empowering Data Privacy with Data Protection People

Data protection is a paramount concern in today’s digital age, and organisations must ensure they handle personal data responsibly and in accordance with relevant regulations. One essential aspect of data protection is the effective management of Subject Access Requests (SARs). SARs grant individuals the right to access their personal data and play a crucial role in upholding data privacy and transparency.

At Data Protection People, we understand the significance of SARs and their impact on data protection practices. As the hosts of the podcast “Data Protection Made Easy,” we have facilitated numerous live discussions on SARs, sharing our top tips, expert insights, and honest advice on simplifying the SAR process. These discussions garnered an overwhelming response, with many listeners expressing a need for comprehensive SAR training. Inspired by this demand, we created our SAR training service, which has evolved to become the industry-leading SAR Handling training course we offer today.

Our SAR training course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to handle SARs confidently, ensuring compliance with data protection regulations. By enrolling in this comprehensive training program, you will embark on a journey that empowers you with the expertise to navigate SARs effectively and uphold individuals’ rights to data privacy.

Key Learning Objectives of SAR Training

Understand the Concept of Subject Access Requests (SARs)
Gain a clear understanding of what SARs are, their purpose, and the legal framework that governs them. We provide a solid foundation for comprehending SARs, setting the stage for effective SAR management.

Familiarise Yourself with SARs Handling
Learn the step-by-step process of handling SARs, from receiving the request to providing a response within the specified timeframes. We equip you with the tools and techniques needed to streamline SAR management.

Identify Data Subject Rights
Develop an in-depth knowledge of the rights that individuals have regarding their personal data. This includes the right to access, rectify, and erase their information. Understanding these rights is essential for meeting data subjects’ expectations and legal obligations.

Comprehend SARs Exemptions
Explore the exemptions applicable to SARs, such as situations involving third-party data or cases where disclosure may cause harm. Learn how to navigate these exemptions effectively, striking a balance between data subjects’ rights and other interests.

Accurately Identify Personal Data
Develop the ability to identify what constitutes personal data under data protection regulations and differentiate it from non-personal data. This skill is essential for ensuring appropriate handling and response to SARs.

Manage Response Timescales
Understand the importance of responding to SARs within the designated timeframe. Learn techniques for organising and prioritising responses to ensure timely compliance and avoid potential consequences.

Employ Effective Data Retrieval Techniques
Acquire skills and strategies for efficiently finding and retrieving relevant data, ensuring that all requested information is included in SAR responses. This capability enhances efficiency and accuracy in SAR management.

Apply Redaction Techniques
Learn how to redact sensitive information in SAR responses while ensuring compliance with data protection regulations. Mastering redaction techniques preserves data privacy and safeguards against unauthorised disclosure.

Draft Professional SAR Responses
Enhance your communication skills by crafting clear, concise, and informative SAR responses. Address all relevant points and respond to any additional queries or concerns, promoting transparency and building trust with data subjects.

Ensure Compliance and Data Protection
Understand the legal obligations and responsibilities of organisations in handling SARs. Learn how to maintain compliance with data protection regulations and uphold a high standard of data privacy and protection.

By achieving these key learning objectives, you will be equipped to confidently handle SARs, navigate exemptions, and contribute to effective SAR management, ultimately upholding individuals’ rights to data privacy.

Course Details and Topics Covered

Our SAR training course covers a comprehensive range of topics designed to enhance your SAR management expertise. Some of the key modules include:

        • What is a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR)?
        • What is a data subject entitled to as part of their request?
        • What is Personal Data?
        • Timescales for Responding
        • Finding and Retrieving Data
        • Exemptions – Introduction
        • Exemptions Part 1: The Data Subject’s relationship with other people (Third-party data)
        • Exemptions Part 2: The Data Subject’s engagement with services (Disclosure would be harmful)
        • Redaction Process
        • Responding

Who Should Attend SAR Training?

Our SAR training course is designed for individuals who play a crucial role in data protection and compliance within their organisations. This includes:

        • Data Protection Officers (DPOs)
        • Privacy and Compliance Professionals
        • Legal and Regulatory Experts
        • Anyone responsible for UK GDPR compliance

Course Format and Pricing

Our SAR training course is tutor-led and hosted through Microsoft Teams. You will have the opportunity to learn from our data protection experts, who possess extensive knowledge and practical experience in SAR management.

The course fee for individual participants is £395 per person (Excluding VAT). For organisations purchasing 10 or more places on the course, we offer the option for in-person training with one of our data protection consultants.

Choose Data Protection People for Unmatched SAR Handling Training
At Data Protection People, we take pride in providing the best SAR Handling training on the market. Our comprehensive course empowers individuals and organisations to navigate SARs confidently, ensuring data protection compliance and upholding individuals’ rights to data privacy. Join us on this transformative journey and equip yourself with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in SAR management.

Enrol in our SAR training course today and experience the difference first hand. Together, we can unlock the power of SARs and pave the way for a privacy-focused future.

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