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Posted on: 02 Jan 2018 

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster

Ministry of Justice slammed!


It has been reported that the Ministry of Justice has been slammed for the way they handle requests for personal records. These requests should follow the data protection acts laws and regulations, the Ministry has been told to fix a backlog of 700 plus by October. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said that the justice department has been too slow in processing these requests. These requests are from people asking the Ministry what information of theirs has been held.

The Data Protection Act requires organisations to respond to these requests without undue delay, they must state whether they are processing their personal information and if they are what information that is. The ICO revealed on the 28th July 2017 that there was a backlog of 919 subject access requests made to the department, some of which go back to 2012. On 10th November there was an update which showed that 793 were over 40 days old, this is the prescribed period for a response.

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