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Data protection

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.

View more information about the National Fraud Initiative (NFI)

More information can be found on the Information Commissioner's Office website.

Your rights

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.

To request access to your records you will need to complete an application form, provide proof of your identity and pay a fee of £10 before your request is processed.

Subject Access request form [34KB]