Data subject access request

A data subject access request (DSAR) is a request submitted by an individual (data subject) to an organization to acquire the information collected and stored about them to verify the lawfulness of the processing.

A data subject can also ask for specific actions to be taken with regard to that data. For instance, they may request the deletion or correction of information, receive information on the data safeguards provided by the organization or opt out of future data collection.

Data subject access requests are a part of the data subject rights provided by the EU’s GDPR, California’s CCPA and many other privacy laws around the world.

DSARs give consumers unprecedented control over the personal information that organizations store. An organization served with a DSAR is legally obligated to fulfill these requests within a limited timeframe to avoid non-compliance.