Homelessness and rough sleeping public consultation privacy notice
In November 2020 Dorset Council commissioned a review of homelessness in Dorset. Council’s must publish a new Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy every 5 years. As part of this, we are seeking customer feedback on the services we provide to support people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
We take your privacy seriously and will only keep and use your personal information for reasons law requires or allows.
What follows is an explanation of how the council will use this information; who it will be shared with and how long the council will keep it.
Personal data we need from you
The personal data we need from you includes:
Special category (sensitive) data might we need
Special category (sensitive) data we might need from you includes:
- data you volunteer in comments which may contain special category data, for example if you provide information about your political opinions
Who will be using your personal information?
What your information will be used for
Legal or public task under various UK laws including but not limited to:
Your personal information will not be further processed unless it is necessary to do so to anonymise any answers you have submitted that may allow us to identify you unless further processed.
The lawful or legal basis for requesting and using your information
Our lawful basis for processing your personal data is public task under Article 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Any special category data processed is done so under Article 9(2)(h) and (j) of the GDPR.
Other organisations may we share your information with
Other organisations may we share your information with are:
government agencies e.g. Department of Work and Pensions
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council
other local authorities
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)
emergency accommodation providers (eg bed and breakfast landlords)
elected members and MPs
landlords – housing associations, social landlords and private landlords
homelessness and rough sleeping service providers
How long we will keep your data
We will retain anonymised information for as long as we have a business need to keep it. Any personal data received as part of a survey response will be erased promptly after the closing date of the consultation.
Using your data
Our use of your data will be subject to your legal rights as per the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
Find more information about privacy law, our obligations and your rights from the ICO.
Contact us if you have concerns over the way we're asking for or using your personal data:
If you still have concerns following our response, you have the right to raise the matter with the Information Commissioner's Office