Dear Information Commissioner’s Office,
Under the FOI Act please provide me with the following information.
Details of any consultation, predictions, statistics or forecasts with regards to the expected increase in SAR applications to either the ICO itself or any other organisation post 25th May 2018.
Details of any consultation, predictions, statistics or forecasts with regards to the impact of the data subject's rights as stated in the GDPR/DP Bill on the ICO itself or any other organisation post 25th May 2018.
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11 January 2018
Case Reference Number IRQ0715394
Dear Mr Stark
Request for Information
Further to your information request to the Information Commissioner’s
Office (ICO) of 8 December 2017, we have dealt with this in accordance
with your ‘right to know’ under section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 (FOIA), which entitles you to be provided with any information
‘held’ by a public authority, unless an appropriate exemption applies.
You asked for the following:
“Details of any consultation, predictions, statistics or forecasts with
regards to the expected increase in SAR applications to either the ICO
itself or any other organisation post 25th May 2018.
Details of any consultation, predictions, statistics or forecasts with
regards to the impact of the data subject's rights as stated in the
GDPR/DP Bill on the ICO itself or any other organisation post 25th May
We understand you are asking for information relating to the work of the
ICO, and which has been generated or created by the ICO.
We can confirm that we do not hold any information regarding predictions,
statistics or forecasts by the ICO regarding the expected increase in SAR
applications or impact on data subject’s rights post 25 May 2018.
However, we do hold information relating to consultations we have carried
out including, amongst others, the GDPR consent guidance from March 2017.
We appreciate these are consultations about the content of our guidance,
not necessarily about the practical impact of GDPR, but it seems they
might be of interest to you. Details of all our consultations, and those
we have responded to, are published on our website here:
We do not hold any other information within the scope of your request.
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