Subject Access Request (SAR). GDPR.

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Aberdeenshire Council,

Can you please provide answers to the following questions relating to Subject Access Requests (SARs)?
1. How many SARs have been made to the council in the last 12 months?
2. Please provide a breakdown of the specific departments that these SARs relate to?
3. Is there a central response to SARs or is it devolved to the departments involved?
4. How many staff deal with responses?
5. On average how many hours are spent dealing with a SAR?
6. Do you have any software to assist with SAR production?

Yours faithfully,

Jenny Bird

Acknowledge email,

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your information request.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we might not be able to answer
your information request within its statutory timescale.

The Council has legislative duties to respond to this emergency and we are
working hard to make sure that resources are focused on delivering and
supporting essential services. As responding to information requests could
divert key staff from delivering and supporting essential services, we
would appreciate at this time if you could please consider whether your
request is urgent at this time or whether it could wait until the pandemic

To withdraw your request please reply to this email advising as such and
ensuring the you keep the subject line the same. If your request is
critical to the handling of the pandemic please also let us know via
[Aberdeenshire Council request email]

Thanks in advance for your co-operation

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Dear Acknowledge email,

I look forward to the information in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Jenny Bird

FOI Legal, Aberdeenshire Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Ms. Bird,

Subject Access Requests ("SAR's")
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“The Act”)

I refer to your recent request in respect of the above and attach herewith
our response for consideration.

Please contact me as the officer responsible for responding to your
request if you have any further queries.

If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with this response, please refer
to the further information attached.

Yours faithfully

Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Business Services: Legal & Governance

Further Information:
Aberdeenshire Council’s Review Procedure under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland)
Regulations 2004 can be accessed at the following link:


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