Sample letter

Personal information under the Data Protection Act SCOTLAND (sole name)

​Use this letter to ask for personal information held about you by an organisation. This is also called a 'subject data access request'. You can find information about how to use this letter in our fact sheet Credit agreements - getting information.

Letter in joint names

You can choose to send a letter in your own name or in joint names. You may have a debt in joint names, or want to write to your creditors together because you have worked out a joint budget.
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20 May 2018

Dear Sir/Madam

Account No:

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

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

If you need further information from me, or if you want me to pay a fee, please let me 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.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully