How do I request information for the support of a civil proceeding?

It is unlikely the Subject Access will be an appropriate way to obtain information for individuals considering, or taking, legal action against an individual or organisation.

Applying under Subject Access will provide information that will be redacted to ensure no third party information, or information not deemed to be that of the applicant remains, it may also see information refused via the exemptions in the Act.

In such circumstances the normal legal channels of discovery are generally more appropriate. Under Schedule 2, Part 1 (5)(3) of the Data Protection Act 2018 an individual can request information through the order of a court (Court Order).  If you are legally represented your solicitor can apply for disclosure under Schedule 2, Part 1 (5)(3) of the Data Protection Act 2018

Email the disclosures team for further advice.

Download Civil Disclosures Form here.


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