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    Data Subject Access Requests

    Data Subject Access Requests

DSAR as a Service

Complying with Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) is a challenging task for most organizations. Many departments from IT to Legal to Human Resources to Compliance are experiencing the immense impact of individuals become more aware of their right of access and exercising them by filing DSARs.

Outsource complex, time sensitive DSARs to your Skills4Good compliance team. We'll manage the entire complex DSAR process on your behalf to ensure they comply with the law in a seamless, timely and cost-effective manner.

We'll customize, automate, implement and manage the entire workflow for you - from request intake to fulfillment.

Why Skills4Good AI

Access multi-disciplinary expertise

Access multi-disciplinary expertise

No need to hire additional full-time staff to do this work and keep up with constantly evolving regulations. Your Skills4Good compliance team is comprised of lawyers, data protection officers, privacy specialists and software engineers who will get the work done with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

Save staff time

Save staff time

No need to add more work to the heavy workload of your existing staff. Leave the heavy-lifting to your Skills4Good compliance team. We have the resources and automated technology to conduct and monitor your PIAs within the tight deadlines. We help you mitigate and monitor privacy harms throughout the lifecycle of your Data & AI systems.

Automated process

Automated process

Get rid of those scattered Word Files and Excel spreadsheets. Our robust AI-driven automated SaaS platform consolidates and streamlines the entire subject access request end-to-end solution. Thus reducing manual errors and time delays to eliminate your organization’s risks of non-compliance.

Customized approach

Customized approach

You can't simply use boilerplate templates to effectively respond to the various data subject requests your organization receives. Your Skills4Good compliance team's personalized approach customizes the entire DSAR workflow and fulfills requests in your behalf considering time, volume and sensitivity matters.

Objective assessment

Objective assessment

If your internal team is conducting your PIAs, the results can be partial and subjective. With your Skills4Good compliance team, you will receive independent third-party assessments that are objective and free from conflicts of interest. Thus, your organization can demonstrate true accountability.

Cost-effective subscription

Cost-effective subscription

Ditch the expensive consultant hourly rates. Our various subscription packages provide you with transparent predictable fees with flexible payments to suit your compliance needs and cash flows - whether monthly or annually.


How It Works in 3 Easy Steps


Step 1: Collaborate

We discuss your organization’s current DSAR intake including type of data subjects, request types, use cases and scenarios.


Step 2: Customize

We configure the automated request end-to-end workflow based on your specific requirements and data architecture.


Step 3: Conduct

We manage, verify and fulfill the DSARs that your organization receives throughout the year so you can focus on your core business.



What is the right of access?

The right of access gives individuals the right to obtain a copy of their personal data and related information. It enables individuals to understand how and why your organization is collecting and using their data. It also helps them verify that your organization is doing so lawfully.

Both the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and the California California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)/ California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) as well as other emerging state privacy regulations establish a right of access for individuals. These regulations enable individuals to have a clear understanding of the personal data that an organization has on them.

What rights are included in the right of access?

The right of access encompasses the right for individuals to:

  • Know the extent of their personal data collected by your organization
  • Say no to the sale of their personal data
  • Delete their personal data
  • Know which categories or specific pieces of personal data will be collected prior to its collection, and be informed of any changes to this collection
  • Know categories of third parties with whom their personal data is shared
  • Know categories of sources from which their data has been acquired
  • Know the business’s purpose for collecting their personal information

Individuals exercise these rights by filing a DSAR.

What is the Data Subject Access Request (DSAR)?

DSAR is a term that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) introduced. The regulation refers to individuals as “data subjects.” The term DSAR is often used interchangeably with the term “Subject Rights Request” or SRR.

DSAR is the request that an individual submits to an organization in the exercise of the right of access. The individual who exercises their right of access may be a consumer or employee of your organization. A DSAR provides individuals a powerful opportunity to know what information your organization is collecting and how they are using and sharing it.

Why is it important that you prepare for DSARs?

It is important that you take a proactive approach in ensuring your organization can effectively respond to DSARs in a timely fashion. This will help you:

  • Comply with your legal obligations under the law and demonstrate how you have done so
  • Streamline your processes for dealing with DSARs so you can save time, money and effort
  • Enable customers and employees to verify that the information you hold about them is accurate
  • Increase levels of trust and confidence in your organization

What is the penalty for failing to fulfill DSARs?

The stakes are high. If your organization fails to satisfy DSARs according to the requirements of privacy law and regulations, you may be subject to costly penalties.

For example, the EU GDPR specifies a one-month period to respond to DSARs. The penalty for failing to do so can be up to 4% of your organization’s global revenue - and that’s per DSAR. In addition to penalties, failing to fulfill DSARs can lead to potential litigation and diminishing your corporate brand and reputation.

Under the California CCPA, non-compliance can result in serious financial, regulatory, and reputational consequences. Any company or individual violating the CCPA could be fined up to $2,500 per profile (or identity) and up to $7,500 for intentional violations.

Source: ICO, Right of Access Guidance

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