| Commentary

(6) Verification

| Commentary

(6)     Verification

Any verification methods should be explained to applicants. The applicant's signed consent should be obtained to the release of any information from third parties unless this has been indicated in some other manner. Applicants should be given the opportunity of explaining any discrepancies that might emerge from any checks. The Commissioner, in the explanatory notes, emphasises that applicants must not be forced to use their subject access rights to obtain records from a third party by making it a condition of their engagement.

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