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I have been asked to submit a Subject Access Request for employment purposes, is this right?

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We do not support this course of action by employers and do not provide disclosures for employment vetting services. 

If you require a disclosure for employment purposes, please contact Disclosure Scotland on 0870 609 6006.

The current practice for companies to require individuals to exercise their rights under Subject Access provisions at section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998, as a form of vetting, has been considered to be unlawful for many years and is against the spirit of the legislation.

When Section 56 of the Act is implemented, it will become a criminal offence for an employer to ask individuals, as a condition of employment, to go through this process.