The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office issued reprimands and practice recommendations for seven public and private entities for failure to respond to subject access requests. The entities included the Ministry of Defence, the Home Office, Kent police and Virgin Media. The ICO found the organizations “repeatedly failed" to meet the deadline to respond to SAR requests of one to three months. For instance, the MoD has a backlog 9,000 SAR requests dating back to March 2020.
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