Make a Subject Access Request
You are legally entitled to ask any organisation how they use your information and why. A Subject Access Request lets you ask what data your council or the DWP holds on you and how it is used.
The responses you get will be vital to our research - if you decide to share it confidentially with Big Brother Watch. In return, we promise to do everything we can to explain how your data is being processed.
If you receive Housing Benefit and want to help our investigation, follow these three simple steps:
1. Fill in this form
2. Copy and paste the letter below into the “Information You Need Box”
We suggest a date range for the request from 1st January 2019 to the present day.
It is important to include a) your contact details; b) any additional information (account numbers, etc.) that the council may use to distinguish you from others.
You may be asked to provide a copy of an ID to make sure you’re getting the right data, this is completely normal.
3. Send the results in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org