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Environmental Enforcement Privacy Notice

The purpose of processing

Protecting the citizens of B&NES from Environmental Hazards caused by breaches of environmental legislation, with a view to possible prosecution of offenders.

Data subjects

Complainants (victims)
Businesses producing waste within B&NES
Individuals being investigated

Personal data

Contact details
Facebook data
DVLA enquiries
Evidence of personal data gained during investigation process (e.g. from fly tips)
Bodycam footage
PACE interview voice recorder

How is it used?

Investigations into Environmental offences
Contact with individuals including interviewing witnesses
Sharing intelligence with other authorities and agencies
Criminal investigations
DVLA vehicle checks

Profiling and automated decision making

Not applicable.

Legal basis for using your data

GDPR condition relied upon for processing personal data:

Article 6.1 e - Exercise of official authority
Environmental Protection act 1990. Refuse Amenity Disposal Act 1978. Road Traffic regulations act 1994

GDPR condition relied upon for processing special category data

Article 9.2 i - Public health

Sharing of personal data with external recipients

Police as required in the case of prosecutions and investigations.

How long is the personal data retained by the Council?

6 years.

Questions or concerns?

Please email 

Appeals to the Information Commissioner’s Office

If you are unhappy about the way we have treated your personal data, or feel we have not properly respected your data subject rights, you have the right to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and tell them about this.

You can also contact the ICO by phone on 0303 1231113.