What is it?
Data protection ensures that information held about you is processed in accordance with the rights provided in the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). This safeguards and prohibits any non-compliant or unauthorised processing.
The Act also gives you the right to:
- Know what information is being held about you.
- Know what your information is being used for and why.
- Know where the information came from and who has accessed it.
- Request access to your information.
- Take action to block, rectify, erase or destroy inaccurate data.
Requests for information
You can request access to find out what information Gloucester City Council holds about you. If you wish to make a Subject Access Request for your personal data under the DPA you will need to complete the
attached form, provide proof of identification (as detailed on the form) and supply the £10 fee (as outlined by the DPA).
The Information Commissioner's Office website provides a range of information and documents about data protection, including credit, unwanted marketing and using the law to protect your information, to name but a few.
Gloucester City Council is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner's Office and a full account of the reasons for which we process information is available on their website.