On 7 July 2021, the Home Office published a circular on suspicious activity reports (SARs) in the context of disclosure in private civil litigation.

It sets out:

  • how to document decisions to reduce reliance on SARs in litigation
  • the steps to follow when you’re obliged to disclose a SAR
  • how to respond to a data subject access request (DSAR)

The circular does not affect any legal obligations of disclosure under the Civil Procedure Rules or a court order.