While there is no standard form for how SARs should be made (eg post, email, social media or verbally), it is recommended that you make them in writing in order to have a record of the request. Consider making a Subject access request.
Content of a SAR
When making your SAR you should as a minimum include:
your full name (including any previous names, where relevant)
your up-to-date contact details (eg address and telephone number)
any information used by the organisation to identify or distinguish you from others of the same name (eg account numbers or unique IDs)
details of the specific information you require and any relevant dates
how you would like to receive the information (eg by email or in print)
While you may request all the information an organisation holds on you, bear in mind that organisations may hold a lot of information and it could take them longer to respond or make it more difficult for you to locate the specific information you need in their response.
A SAR should not include information not relevant to your request (eg a wider customer service complaint).
Sending a SAR