The ICO has issued the London Borough of Lewisham (LBL) an enforcement notice under the DPA requiring them to clear a backlog of subject access requests after they failed to meet agreed deadlines. The ICO has given LBL until the 15 October to action their request and inform the relevant individuals who submitted subject access requests before 25 May 2018.

The enforcement notice states that LBL had a backlog of 113 subject access requests on the 29 March 2018 with the oldest dating back to 2013. The council planned to eliminate these by 31 July 2018, however it admitted in July that it would not be able to meet the deadline. 

The Information Commissioner has shown concerns towards LBL's failure to adhere to deadlines set for clearing old cases and for identifying subject access requests in general.