You are able to access all paper and computer records held on you under the data protection act. This information must also be accurate. Accessing information held under the Data Protection Act 1998 is called making a subject access request. Authorities are obliged to respond within 40 days but are not obliged to provide this information until a fee has been received. The standard fee is £10. You may wish to re-apply, enclosing the fee and specifying what information you wish. We recommend that letters are addressed to the Data Protection Officer at the relevant authority.
To The Data Protection Officer
Dear sir or madam,
Please pass this letter to the Data Protection Officer.
Please send me information which I am entitled to under section 7(1) of the Data Protection Act 1998. The Subject Access Request should include all records, files, and all clerical records to which I am entitled. This should also include all written records and notes as well as notes of all telephone conversations and notes made by any clerks or other officers of the court.
If you need further information from me, or a fee, please let me know as soon as possible.
If you have already sent this fee and wish the Data Protection Authorities to pursue the matter, they will require information such as:
own full name and address
name of the local authority and to whom you sent the request.
also of assistance is to specify the dates of your correspondence.
The Information Commissionerís Office