Data Portability

You have the right, where this is technically feasible, to electronically receive any personal data you have provided to the DBS to process, on a consent basis.


Portability request template

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Please note that basic, standard and enhanced certificates are processed under our legal obligation, under Part V of the Police Act 1997, and barring information is processed under the Safeguarding and Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. Therefore, this information falls outside of the right to data portability.

All requests for portability will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Published 10 May 2018
Last updated 11 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Template updated following layout issues.

  2. First published.