The purpose of the 1998 Data Protection Act is to regulate "the processing of information relating to individuals, including the obtaining, holding, use or disclosure of such information" by 'Data Controllers', like LSE. In other words, it requires us to process, store and use your personal information in a way that is fair, proportionate, secure and justified. We uphold this commitment by adhering to the eight principles of Data Protection.
The Data Protection Act gives you the right to see the personal information that the School holds on you in order to conduct its business. If you wish to see this information, you must complete a Subject Access Request Form, which is available from the Data Protection Officer Rachael Maguire (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). We normally charge a fee of £10 to contribute to the cost of dealing with your request and ask for a copy of some photographic ID to satisfy ourselves that we are responding to the subject of the requested information.
We aim to respond to your request in the shortest possible time, although our handling of it is often influenced by a number of other factors, such as the clarity, location and quantity of the information requested, and sometimes the workload of the people involved.
It is a great help to us if you can make your Subject Access Request as clear and detailed as possible, for example, by naming the specific department or departments in which you have reason to believe that the information is held, or the time periods in which it was generated. We may ask you to clarify your request if it would help us to properly answer it.
Please note, that we must respond to your request no later than 40 days from the day we received it.