Data protection act
Do you want to know what information the Council holds about you?
We have a duty to look after the information we hold about individuals. This means that we must:
You have the right to see what information we hold about you. This is called a subject access request and must be made in writing. There is a form here to help you. The word version can be completed electronically and submitted via email.
There is a fee of £10.00. We should respond to your request within 40 days of receiving both the request and the fee.
You have further rights as listed below, although we would hope to be able to put things right without your needing to exercise these. You can:
The Council's Public Trust Charter clearly sets out what you can expect from us when we handle your personal information.
If you wish to request a review of the way your information or your request has been handled, please write to the Council's Policy, Communications and Community Engagement Corporate Manager. An internal review will be carried out and a response will be issued within 20 working days.
If you are still unhappy with the way your request has been dealt with, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Further information can be found by visiting the ICO - Information Commissioner's Office website or by calling them on 0303 123 1113.