What is data protection?
The Data Protection Act 1988 controls the way we store and use your personal information. It also gives you the right to make a request for personal information about yourself, or another person if they have given their consent. This is known as a Data Protection or Subject Access request.
Using, storing and sharing your data
Any personal information you give us is held securely in accordance with the Act. Information that was collected for one purpose may be used for other Council purposes and we may also share information where appropriate with our Alliance partner High Peak Borough Council/Staffordshire Moorlands District Council or other organisations, unless there are any legal restrictions preventing this.
Protecting the public purse
This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end may use the information you have provided for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.
You are legally entitled to request access to your records that are held by us, or to ask us to cease processing your personal data in relation to any Council service. We will seek to comply with your request but there may be some situations where we will not be able to do this in full for example where there is a legal requirement or where information held was given in confidence.
It would be helpful if you could supply the following information to help us to respond to your request:
- your full name
- your address (and any relevant previous addresses)
- the departments/services that you think hold the information that you are requesting (if known)
- the time periods that you are interested in
- a description of any information that you want to see.
Please note that you will be required to provide proof of your identity and pay a fee of £10 before your request is processed.