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Subject access requests and their ‘weaponisation’

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A subject access request (SAR) can be an effective weapon in the hands of an aggrieved employee, ex-employee or parent.  Even if no unhelpful or embarrassing evidence is found, the time taken to respond to the SAR can still prove to be a major inconvenience.  

The purpose of this guidance document is to explain what a SAR is, what has changed recently and how you can best prepare to make the process of responding to a SAR legally compliant and as painless as possible. 

This article is available to NAHT members only.

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