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Our approach to data protection

We are committed to using personal data lawfully and appropriately, to ensure your rights are upheld.

We only use your personal data where we consider it necessary to carry out tasks in the public interest, and to fulfil our public service functions. These tasks and functions have been legally assigned to us through various Acts of Parliament.

Whatever we do with your information, we must always comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It sets out the rules we must follow about how to look after your data properly, what we are allowed to do with it, and for what purpose.

The information we hold

We are responsible for a wide range of local functions that affect the everyday lives of residents. 

During the course of our activities, we collect, store and process personal data about our citizens, service users, suppliers and other third parties.

You can find a list of the information we make available to the public on our Publication Scheme page

You can find more information on the types of personal data we hold and what we use this data for on our privacy notice page

Your information rights

There are now several pieces of legislation governing your data protection rights and your rights of access to the information we hold. These include, but are not limited to: