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Allen & Overy updates UK data protection App “Access Assist”

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Whilst most data privacy specialists are understandably focused on moving towards compliance with the GDPR, it is important not to lose sight of existing challenges. One particular challenge among them, for many, is dealing with data subject access requests. These requests are a perennial problem for many businesses, often made by disgruntled employees or customers in the context of actual or threatened litigation.

We recently released a new version of our Access Assist App for iPad. Access Assist is designed to help businesses of all kinds deal with requests for access to the personal data they hold, whether relating to employees, customers or others.  It includes a Q&A tool, supported by targeted summaries of applicable law, legislation, case law and guidance, and it has recently been updated to reflect several key developments in case law including Dawson-Damer, Holyoake and Ittihadieh.

Access Assist is available to download free of charge from the Apple App Store. If you don’t have access to an iPad, please email