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Dealing with Subject Access Requests (SAR) Course Outline

This Dealing with SARs course is designed to give delegates a specific, in-depth understanding of Subject Access Requests and Data Subjects’ Right of Access under GDPR legislation. The topics covered on the course include:

  • Introduction
    • The GDPR
    • The 8 Rights of Data Subjects
  • Recognising Subject Access Requests
    • What is a SAR?
    • SAR parameters
    • SAR formats
    • Requests on behalf of others
    • Verifying identity
    • Requests on behalf of children
    • Recording SARs
  • Responding to Subject Access Requests
    • What information is needed?
    • How should we provide it?
    • Fees
    • Timeframes
  • Extenuating Circumstances
    • Extending the response time
    • Refusing to comply
    • Special category data
  • Further Considerations
    • Fines
    • Changes from the Data Protection Act (1998)
    • The role of the Supervisory Authority

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Who should attend this Data Protection Training Course?

This Dealing with SARs course is suitable for all delegates who wish to learn more about GDPR, specifically, those in customer- or client-facing roles where communicating with third parties is a common occurrence. This course may be particularly suited to Data Protection Officers (DPOs) who want to increase their GDPR knowledge base or organisations wishing to appoint a DPO. Examples of appropriate roles include but are not limited to:

  • Information security professionals
  • Compliance officers
  • Risk managers
  • Privacy managers
  • Senior staff

However, delegates in higher-level or executive roles may prefer our course Subject Access Requests: An Executive Briefing [link], which is tailored to C-level and upper management executives.

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for taking this course, meaning that anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of SARs is welcome to attend.

Dealing with Subject Access Requests (SAR)​ Course Overview

This focused, 1-day course on Dealing with SARs, delivered by our experienced and knowledgeable trainers, is designed to give delegates a comprehensive, step-by-step understanding of how to respond to Subject Access Requests under the new General Data Protection Regulation legislation that came into force on May 25th 2018.

Knowledge of how to respond to Subject Access Requests, or SARs, is essential not just in enhancing customer relationships but also in guaranteeing that your organisation does not incur a fine of up to 20 million Euros (or 4% of your annual global turnover) for contravening the GDPR. Fortunately, with thousands of clients already trained in GDPR best practice, The Knowledge Academy provides outstanding and detailed tuition that has helped organisations around the world implement effective GDPR compliance.

This course will ensure that delegates are equipped to handle SARs in line with GDPR, covering crucial topics such as how to recognise, record, and respond to SARs, the timeframes in which you a response is required, and changes from previous legislation. Successfully completing this course will prove to employers and clients alike that delegates are trained in the appropriate procedure for responding to SARs, empowering them to comply with GDPR and enhance relationships with Data Subjects.

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What’s Included in this Data Protection Training Course?

This Dealing with SARs course includes:

  • The Knowledge Academy’s Dealing with SARs Manual
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Tuition from an experienced GDPR instructor
  • Refreshments

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Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
There are no formal prerequisites for taking this course, meaning that anyone who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of SARs is welcome to attend.
This Dealing with SARs course is suitable for all delegates who wish to learn more about GDPR, specifically those in customer- or client-facing roles where communicating with third parties is a common occurrence. This course may be particularly suited to Data Protection Officers (DPOs) who want to increase their GDPR knowledge base or organisations wishing to appoint a DPO. Examples of appropriate roles include but are not limited to: Information security professionals, Compliance officers, Risk managers, Privacy managers, Senior staff However, delegates in higher-level or executive roles may prefer our course Subject Access Requests: An Executive Briefing [link], which is tailored to C-level and upper management executives.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
Under the new General Data Protection Regulation, which came into force on May 25th 2018, a Subject Access Request (or SAR) is a request from any individual on which your organisation holds personally identifiable information to access this data. These individuals are known as Data Subjects, and can be employees as well as customers. This succinct but detailed 1-day course is designed to teach delegates how to recognise, record, and respond to SARs in order to demonstrate full and expansive GDPR compliance.
Absolutely. In addition to our wide range of GDPR training, The Knowledge Academy is proud to offer a new course entitled Subject Access Requests: An Executive Briefing [link]. This course is designed to give delegates the key points of SARs in a manner that is both efficient and comprehensive, allowing for full GDPR compliance.
Our friendly support team will be available by both phone and email to answer your questions or help address any concerns you may have, before, during, and after the course. Additionally, your trainer will be happy to take questions and explain concepts as needed to ensure your full comprehension of the material covered.
The price for Dealing with Subject Access Requests (SAR) certification in the United Kingdom starts from £795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for Dealing with Subject Access Requests (SAR).
Please see our GDPR Training courses available in the United Kingdom

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