Data Protection and the General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 have been introduced in order to protect information relating to living individuals and bring the legislation up to date to take in to consideration the new technologies introduced since the 1998 Act. This information can be held either electronically or manually, for example, on a computer or in a filing cabinet.

As an individual you have many rights under the Regulation, these are:

  • the right to be informed how your information is being collected and processed
  • the right to request a copy of your own personal information
  • the right to request the Council to rectify inaccurate information
  • the right to request the Council erase information we are not require to process or keep
  • the right to restrict the processing of your information
  • the right to request your information is passed to another organisation (data portability)
  • the right to object to automated decision making and profiling regarding yourself     

For more information please refer to the Data Protection Policy and the procedure for your individual rights

Processing Special Category Data

The Safeguarding Special Category Data Policy to the right explains what measures the Council will take to handle Special Category Personal Data securely and with respect for the rights of those the data concerns.

Law Enforcement Processing

The Law Enforcement (Data Protection) Policy to the right explains what measures the Council will take to handle Personal Data processed for law enforcement purposes securely and with respect for the rights of those the data concerns.

 

Last updated: 28 June 2018 08:37:58