Call record – Personal Data (9087_17)

Request

If I made a call to the police 101 number and would like to obtain the recording or a transcript of the conversation, what forms do I need to fill out to make the request?

Response

Please note that your request for information has been dealt with in our department (Freedom of Information Unit) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

There are a number of ways you can request information from West Midlands Police. Should you wish to explore the possibility of accessing information from the Force, you can do so via the following method.

Accessing Your Personal Information – The Data Protection Unit 

A person’s request for their own data should be dealt with under the Data Protection Act 1998. It allows you to find out what information is held about you on a computer, and some paper records. This is known as a “Right of Subject Access”. The information can be supplied to the subject of the request by the means outlined below.

Further information about Data Protection:

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/advice-centre/accessing-information/data-protection/index.aspx

Further information about making a Subject Access Request:

https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/get-involved/data-protection/subject-access-request

A Subject Access Request is the most commonly exercised right used by individuals to request in writing, subject to exemptions, a copy of their personal information processed by West Midlands Police. Details of the application process, known as ‘Subject Access’ can be found in the WA162 form (downloadable from the web-page linked above this paragraph.

Should you wish to know what information (if any) West Midlands Police holds about you, please complete a subject access form (available on the web – link provided above). Payment of a £10.00 fee and proof of identification must accompany a completed subject access application form.

*Please note that subject access requests can take up to 40 days to complete after receiving your application. When completing this form, please be as precise as possible regarding the information that you require. This will assist us in locating the required information (if any is held).

 

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