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Subject Access Requests

Subject Access Request (SAR) is a request made by an individual to an organization or entity asking for access to personal data that the organization holds about them. The right to make a SAR is a legal right granted to individuals under data protection laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in the United States.

Under data protection laws, organisations are required to respond to SARs within a specified time period (usually 1-2 months) and provide the individual with a copy of their personal data, as well as information about how their personal data is being processed.

Slack, SARs & Private Data

Subject Access Requests (SARs) can have significant implications for companies that use tools like Slack for communication and collaboration. To respond to a SAR companies need to first extract and then search through Slack's vast amount of data, including data from private messages and private channels that mention the subject. This is a technically complex process, since Slack doesn't allow these kinds of searches by default, and companies typically spend large amounts on legal fees to prepare SAR reports.

Our services make this process simple: we explain how you can first extract private data from Slack, then we use our specialised tools to prepare a draft SAR report which you can easily edit and finalise. By using Slack Searcher you can save thousands.

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Disputes, Compliance & Audits

There are other reasons why organisations may need to search through private slack channels and direct messages. These include regulatory requests as well as internal compliance and security audits as well as employee disputes.

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