National data opt-out deadline has been extended to 31 March 2021(11th September 2020)

National data opt-out

Following the announcement of the extension to the deadline of the national data opt out (, evidence item 1.4.4 of the 19-20 Data Security and Protection Toolkit  has been amended. 

Evidence item 1.4.4 has been amended to:

Evidence item text

Provide a progress update on your compliance with the national data opt-out.


The deadline for compliance with the national data opt-out has been extended to 31st March 2021. If you have already achieved compliance, provide a link to your published compliance statement e.g. within a privacy notice and/or Published Data Release Register by selecting “Specify an intranet or internet link to a document”. If you have not yet achieved compliance, select "Enter text describing the document's location" and provide a summary of progress. More information about the national data opt out.

Whilst the evidence item question and tooltip will be amended, this will not remove or amend anything was included in the evidence item. This change will be applied 11th September 2020. 

DSP Toolkit team.