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Last updated on 10 July 2018
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Schools must respond to SARs within 1 month, which could be more difficult over the summer. 42% of the DPOs we polled don't know how they'll manage this yet, so we've got you covered with practical solutions and a template letter to extend the deadline for 'complex' requests.

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  1. What are your options?
  2. Make use of staff who are already working
  3. Set up a designated email address
  4. Get processes and logins set up in advance
  5. Extend the response time if the request is too complex
  6. Make your position clear in your privacy notices
  7. What you cannot do

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