We take Data Protection very seriously at Inheritance Data and understand that appropriate security measures must be taken to protect your client’s personal data.
The Data Protection Act (DPA) is a law designed to protect personal data. Our asset searching services comply with the Data Protection Act as we are only researching accounts that belong to people who are deceased. The Data Protection Act page 12 section 2.5 states the following:
‘The requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 do not apply to data about deceased persons.’
Commissioner of Information
We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and our reference number is ZA107881. This means that we are regulated to ensure we are complying with data security legislation.
After a search request, the only information we will receive from each financial institution is whether or not an account exists in the name of the deceased.
We will never know any details about account type or the amount of money held, but in some cases we will be able to provide reference numbers or policy information for solicitors to pursue.