The Act exists to protect all personal information held by us. It also gives individuals the right to know what information is being held about them. If you need to access this information please submit a Subject Access Request. There may be a charged for providing some information, you can find out more in our Charging Policy.
A full list of the types of information held by the Council, known as the 'Register of Notifications' is held by the Information Commissioner.
You can search this list by visiting the Data Protection Public Register. You will need to enter the notification number Z7097798 or you can enter Gedling Borough Council.
We use information about individuals to carry out specific functions for which we are responsible and in turn provide you with services you require.
We are under a duty to protect the public funds that we administer and, to this end, may also use the information that you have provided for:
The prevention & detection of fraud.
To support national fraud initiatives; this may include your information being used in data matching exercises.
We may share your information with other bodies administering or in receipt of public funds for this purpose. There may be times when we will be required to disclose information by law or for the purposes of preventing or detecting crime or in connection with legal proceedings.
Not necessarily. Information sharing can take place without your consent, but will be done in a way which is reasonable and expected. However, in some cases, information may be shared without you knowing about it, e.g. where telling you about the sharing would be likely to prejudice a criminal investigation.
The Act works in three ways:
It states that anyone who processes personal information must comply with eight principles;
It requires anyone who processes personal information to notify the Information Commissioner; and
It provides individuals with important rights, including the right to find out what personal information is held about them.
We are required to make sure that personal information held is:
Fairly and lawfully processed
Processed for limited purposes
Adequate, relevant and not excessive
Accurate and up to date
Not kept for longer than is necessary
Processed in line with your rights
Not transferred to other countries without adequate protection