Compliance to data protection regulations is
essential and costly if ignored.
SecurEnvoy solutions help your business remain
compliant by allowing you to discover data that
corresponds to a DSAR request.
Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs), also referred to as Subject Access Requests (SARs) are an important component of data protection regulations around the world, such as GDPR.
A Subject Access Request enables an individual (data subject) to ask for any personal data that an organisation might hold on them.
SARs allow people to have more control over their data. Individuals are becoming more aware of SARs (alongside the “Right to be Forgotten”) and are increasingly receiving legal advice to use SARs in disputes with companies. In some cases, requests are also being used by ex-employees to gain more information about
reasons for dismissal.
Subject Access Requests are a key component of
data regulations around the world:
Rules differ between the different regulations. GDPR, for
example, stipulates that a SAR must be responded to within
In the UK, if a Subject Access Request is ignored by an
organisation or it does not provide all the personal data held,
then the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) may issue
an enforcement notice, and failure to comply with the notice
is a criminal offence and can cost the business up to 4% of
Fulfilling a SAR can be a real challenge and time consuming for companies with huge amounts of data residing in multiple endpoints, file servers, cloud storage, and databases.
When a company receives a SAR, they are required to extract all the personal data held, but also need to prove that they have looked for data across the entire estate. SecurEnvoy Data Discovery can assist in this process by searching data stores across your estate quickly.
SecurEnvoy’s Data Discovery tool makes dealing with Subject Access Requests straightforward.
SecurEnvoy Data Discovery is a comprehensive solution for sensitive data discovery which must take place before data classification and data control can happen as part of a wider Data Loss Prevention project.
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