You have the right to ask for all the information we have about you – this is called a Subject Access Request (SAR). When we receive a request from you, we must give you access to everything we’ve recorded about you unless certain circumstances apply. For example, we can’t let you see any parts of your record which contain:
- Confidential information about other people; or
- Data a professional thinks will cause serious harm to your or someone else’s physical or mental wellbeing; or
- Information that may stop prevention or detection of a crime.
The right to access applies to personal information that is in both paper and electronic records.
Make a Request
If you wish to make a Subject Access Request please complete and return a SAR form, together with appropriate ID as outlined in the form.
If you wish to access CCTV footage that relates to you please complete and return a Request for CCTV form, together with appropriate ID as outlined in the form.
Completion of the forms is not obligatory but it aids the request process in that the requested information is clearly identified and proof of identity of the requester is supplied at the outset rather than us having to go back to you to obtain it. This ensures that information is only provided to you as the data subject and the Data Protection Act is not breached.
Completed forms should be returned to:
Information Governance Manager,
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council,
50 Stiles Way,
Antrim, BT41 2UB
Or emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any queries about the process you can email the Information Governance team using the email address above or call us on 028 9446 3113.