Data Protection and GDPR Level 3 for Managers and Business (VTQ)

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SARS - Data relating to others

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If data relating to the individual includes personal data belonging to a third party, you would need to gain consent from this party before providing the data, or if it is not possible for the data subject requesting the information to identify the third party from the content of the information provided, you can anonymise the data by removing information that identifies the third party. If in the case of an employee requesting data, where they would recognise that a third party is a line manager, for example, if that manager does not give consent, you would not be able to provide that data.

Individuals can make requests on behalf of others. In these cases, you would need to make sure that they have been given the permission of the individual whose data is being requested. This may be a written authority or a general power of attorney. If you believe that the data is sensitive in nature, you can respond to the data subject themselves.