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Data Protection Act

The Data Protection Act sets out how your personal information should be used by organisations, businesses or the government.

Everyone responsible for using personal data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’.

For more information about the Act, you can view our Data Protection Policy (PDF Document, 0.1 Mb)


Subject Access

Under the Act, any person whose details are held and or processed by us has a general right to receive a copy of their own information and an explanation of the purposes for which it is used.

There are a few exceptions to what information will be provided, such as data held for child protection or crime detection and prevention purposes, but in most case individuals will be entitled to a copy of the data held on them.

We will reply to subject access requests as quickly as possible and in all cases within the 40 days allowed by the Act. In some cases, further information or proof of identity may be required from the requester which may delay the start of the 40-day time period. 


How to make a request

To make a request, please write to the Data Protection and Information Security Officer providing your name and full address, stating what information you would like to receive. You will also need to enclose a payment of £10 made payable to Charnwood Borough Council.

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