Credit agreements - getting information

 August 2014

Fact sheet no. 29

Personal information under the Data Protection Act sample letter

Use this letter to ask for personal information held about you by an organisation.  This is also called a ‘subject data access request’.

Dear Sir/Madam
Account No: _________________________
(Your home address)
Date: ____________

Please send me/us the information which I am/we are entitled to under Section 7(1) of the Data Protection Act 1998.

I/we would particularly like you to provide information about the following items.

(Fill in here the kind of information that you want to receive.  Try to be specific about what you want, so that you don’t get too much unhelpful information.  It might help to ask for information between certain dates, or for records of contacts during a particular year, or for your case record, or for copies of letters that have been sent to you.)

If you need further information from me/us, or if you want me/us to pay a fee, please let me/us know as soon as possible.

If you do not normally handle these requests for your organisation, please pass this letter to your Data Protection Officer or another appropriate member of staff.


keep a copy

Keep a copy of all the letters you send to your creditors.

I/we look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully


(Your signature)