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A data subject request (DSR) is a request from a data subject to a data controller asking for modification of personal data held by a third party. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) creates a framework for these types of requests as they relate to personal data attached to European residents.
A data subject request involves the data subject sending a formatted message to the data controller and asking them to take some action regarding the data subject’s personal data. These actions can include transferring, correcting or erasing data points.
The data subject request (DSR) is ostensibly different from the data subject access request (DSAR) which is where a data subject asks to access their own personal data as it is held by a third party. By contrast, the data subject request actually requests some action on the part of the data controller.