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I sent a Subject Access Request to West Yorkshire Police for data they may or may not hold on me.

 

I sent the £10, the notice, and received a reply (which I have scanned and pdf'd)

 

They said that for local searches they are unable to process my S.A.R where I ask for Any or All data held. And must provide specific details i.e Dates, locations, reference numbers etc etc
I have highlighted the section that smells to me like, 'You do all the work thepalace1'

 

Is this against the Data Protection Act? I was under the impression that on receipt of request and acceptable I.D, they had 40 days to provide ALL data they hold about the Data Subject.

 

I replied stating I would not be doing their job for them although I understand and accept that they are more than likely very very busy, but I would not be doing their job for them, and reminded them that they had (under the Data Protection Act) to provide ALL data held about a Data Subject and they must make a reasonable effort in trying to find the data.

 

 

Am I correct in my reply to them?

 

Do I have to provide 'Narrowing Search Queries'?

 

I ask for ALL or ANY data held are they obliged to comply if I don't give them more than my Name, address, date of birth etc etc..

 

I have a suspicion they are going to write back saying they are not obliged to run a deep search for local data.

 

thanks in advance

 

 

thepalace1

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You might have to speak to the Information Commissioner Office - they do have the right to ask you to provide documents to identify yourself. However as for providing dates and times, I am not sure. They should be able to do a search on the details you provide them with.

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Thanks citizenB.

 

They have my I.D and have accepted it, so they have about 36 days left, I know why they say it, because it is extra work having to sift through the data, well, I will see if I get a reply from them, I suppose I could ask the Information Commissioner Office for their take on it whilst I am waiting.

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I have received a reply, they state that unless I provide specific details relating to the data they will not search for it.

 

Am I within my rights under the DPA to ask for ALL data, they seem to think they are not required to..

 

They are asking for specific information for local crimes, thing is some of the bits and pieces on my file was from my youth (minor things, I am not a huge criminal) and I don't remember dates and locations, some of the time was for Breach of Peace when jollyed' up., most of the data is from 1993 to 2000, so 20 years upto 13 years ago, I can't remember dates or locations.

 

 

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