How can I find out which companies are using my personal data?
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How can sending a request help me?
Unfortunately, too many companies:
- Collect your data without full consent
- Share or sell your information with third parties
- Don’t monitor what these third parties do with it
This can lead to material impacts on your life, like insurance or mortgage brokers making decisions about you using your personal data.
Sending a subject access request can help you make your data work for you.
- see what information companies have stored about you
- understand why certain decisions were made about you
- make sure that your data is being handled properly
When you know what companies have recorded about you and are using, you can take action, like telling them to delete it if you want to.
A Subject Access Request, or ‘SAR’ is a written request that you send to a company asking to see your personal data.
What might a company know about me?
Well, there are many types of personal data, but here are some that are commonly held:
- Name, address and contact details
- Bank and insurance details
- IP Address & Cookie identifiers
- Marital status and number of children
- Political opinions and affiliations
Is it my right to know where my personal data is?
Absolutely. You can ask any company if they have your personal data, even if you don't know for sure whether or not they have it. They have to tell you what they have, as well as how and why they are using it. This is thanks to your ‘right of access’ under GDPR law. GDPR applies in the UK and EU.
How do I send a subject access request (SAR)?
The easiest way to find out where your information is by sending a request through Rightly. Just pick any company of your choice, choose your request, and send it in under five minutes! Having more control over your data should be easy.
So I don't need a subject access request template?
Not at all. We've found that templates tend to vary in quality and also that it take a huge amount of time finding the right person to send it to, being caught in a back and forth verifying all of your documents with them and so on. That's why we made Rightly, to make it as safe and time-effective as possible for you to have more control over your data.
How long until a company responds to my request?
After the company has received your request, they have to reply in full within 30 days, or give a valid reason for asking for an extension. If this happens, our support team is here to help!
We’re free because our mission is to make data fairer, for everyone.
This means that our services operate on a not-for-profit basis. It also means that there are no adverts or hidden costs, and that we’ll never, ever sell your data.
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