What does DSAR stand for? 

What does DSAR stand for? 

The DSAR stands for the Data Subject Access Rights. This means that the data subjects may hold your organisation accountable because individuals have the ultimate control of the personal data on them under the GDPR. The data subject access rights can be exercised by any individual living in the EU. The rights allow them to be aware and in control of the personal data being collected on them. Every business organisation, nonprofit and some governmental bodies are subject to the provision of these rights. The rights allow the individuals to know about the data and request to reject it if needed. 

Businesses and organisations under the GDPR have an obligation to fulfil the requests of those exercising their Data Subject Access Rights. They must do so within 40 calendar days. This obligation is a legal requirement as well as an ethical one. 

In order to cater to the Data Subject Access Rights of individuals, you must already have a Data Subject Access Rights Policy in place. This is also known as a DSAR policy. Having this helps in not only defining a clear cut route for all future requests but also helps in clarifying the role of your personnel in your organisation in processing these requests as they come.

Allowing better DSAR compliance allows your organisation to have the right exposure to best practices across the EU under the GDPR jurisdiction. This also helps in incorporating healthy data policies like data minimization and transparency to help in overall compliance towards the GDPR. This can reduce the chances of any access requests to spur out.

In order to allow an improved and cohesive GDPR compliance and legal conformity, you may head on to the following page and find out more to develop your DSAR Policy. 

DSAR policy