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Our history

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Orion laser facility

Orion is one of the most powerful lasers and largest laser facilities in the UK.

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A unique national asset

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Guide to Data Protection at AWE

AWE is required to comply with the Data Protection Act like any other company. We hold personal information, such as personnel files on staff, contractors and visitors.

Such information may be collected for common reasons such as employment contracts and pay issues; other information is collected and stored due to the type of work we are engaged in and legally has to be stored for a number of years. 

The Data Protection Act applies to a living individual’s personal data and how this is used by organisations and businesses or local and central government. The Act also gives each of us the right to know what information is being held and that it is being handled properly. 

How to access personal information held about you at AWE

Under Principle 6 of the Data Protection Act all individuals have the right to know who is processing their data and the purpose of that processing.

AWE Plc employees

If you are a current or former AWE Plc employee or a member of the public and wish to enquire whether AWE Plc holds any information about you, please submit a Subject Access Request (SAR) to us.

Subject Access Form       

Once you have submitted your request and we have confirmed necessary details, we will provide a response within 40 calendar days. AWE Plc does not charge a fee for this request.

Please submit your request to:

AWE Plc
AWE Information Requests Team,
Aldermaston,
Reading,
RG7 4PR
E-mail: DataProtection@AWE.co.uk
Former MOD employees 

Ex-MOD employees should make a Subject Access Request to MOD which will then provide a response in accordance with the DPA.                                        

Complaints procedure 

If you are not satisfied with a response provided by AWE Plc, please contact the AWE Data Protection Officer who will assist you with your query. 

Alternatively you can contact the Information Commissioner’s office which can provide help and advice.

The AWE Data Protection Officer can be contacted at the following address: 

AWE Plc
Data Protection Officer,
Aldermaston,
Reading,
Berkshire,
RG7 4PR