How the council uses personal data and how you can exercise your rights under data protection law in respect of any personal data the council may hold about you.
Personal data is information that can be used to identify a living individual. That information can be in a variety of formats. For example, electronic on a computer, paper in a filing system or in more unusual formats such as CCTV footage.
How we use your personal data
We collect and use personal data to provide public services, such as those connected to:
- social care
- administering social welfare payments
- the environment
Rights regarding held personal informationYou have information rights over personal data the council is processing about you. Your information rights include the right to:
- be informed about how your personal data is being used, who it is/will be shared with, for what purpose and for how long it will be retained
- access a copy of the personal data we hold about you
- rectification of personal data we hold about you if the information is inaccurate
- erasure of personal data that we hold about you
- restrict how we use your personal data, such as the range of purposes it may be used for
- on request, be provided with your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format that you can transfer to another service provider
- object to how we are using your personal data
- not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which significantly affects you