The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right of access to personal data we hold.

If you are an organisation making a request under S29 or 35 of the Data Protection Act please refer to Make a disclosure request.

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Costs for this service

Each Subject Access Request costs £10.

Payments can be made by cheque or online.

What you need to know...

The Act makes us responsible for handling your information securely and efficiently, and for ensuring we do not disclose it to other people or organisations without meeting legal conditions that protect your privacy (for example, we may have to ask your permission).

The Act also requires us to register our use of personal information in the data protection register which is kept by the Information Commissioner (a government officer). Our data protection policy outlines how we meet these responsibilities.

If you want to see the information we hold on you, please complete and return the subject access request form on this page and send it to the address given on the form. You need to include the following with the form:

  • payment of £10 - this can be a cheque made payable to the London Borough of Lambeth. or you can pay online. Please do not send cash or any other type of payment
  • proof of identity such as a driving license, passport, or government identification card
  • proof of residency such as a driving license, current benefits or pensions statement, current rent statement or tenancy agreement, or a recent (within the last three months) utility bill with your name on it.

Please send copies of your proof of identity and residency. Do not send original documents.

Requesting information on behalf of a third party

We will ask for proof of your authority to act for a third party if you are making a request on their behalf (e.g. proof of power of attorney or proof of parental responsibility).

Please note that children are generally considered competent to make a Subject Access Request on their own behalf at age 12 or over. We will require proof of parental responsibility before disclosing any information.

CCTV footage and section 29/35 disclosures under the DPA

Please note that we generally only hold CCTV footage for a calendar month. If the subject access request is not made within this time frame we may no longer have the footage.

If you are an organisation making a request under S29 or 35 of the Data Protection Act please go to Make a disclosure request.