The Data Protection Act 1998 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2015 has brought into force section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998. Section 56 introduces an offence which prohibits a person from requiring another person or a third party to make a subject access request and reveal the result. From March 10, 2015, companies will be banned from forcing individuals to request the disclosure of their personal information by third parties and requiring the individuals to share that information with them.

Data Protection Act 1998 (Commencement No. 4) Order 2015