Insurers need to exercise caution with Subject Access Requests

There was a significant change in the law on the 10 March 2015 in relation to Subject Access Requests (SARs) made under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) as the statutory instrument bringing section 56 of the Act into operation came into force. It did so as part of the government’s aims to bring about a package of reforms affecting the operation of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, the new rules relating to SARs encompass more than applications for criminal record disclosure.

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Paul Holmes

Partner - Head of Fraud & Technical Insurance (Leeds)

I am Head of Fraud & Technical Insurance in the Leeds office, as well as firm-wide Head of Products for Motor, Fraud, Credit Hire and Resolution Law.