Guidance for data subjects

How to access information and data about you.

Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018, an individual is entitled to ask the authority for a copy of all the personal information which it holds about him/her for the purposes of providing services to the individual.

The information, which the individual is entitled to receive from the authority, includes a description of these purposes, recipients to whom the data are disclosed and sources of the data. This entitlement is known as the "Right of Access to Personal Data".

There is no fee to make a subject access request. Proof of entitlement may be required. We may need to clarify your request if we are unclear exactly what you require. Under the Data Protection Act 2018, the Council has 1 calendar month in which to respond to a request. The start date is from the date the request is clarified, if appropriate, and all identification documents are received.

Submit a request if you are the subject matter (link is external)

Submit a request if on behalf of the subject matter(link is external)

To discuss a request or find out more about the Councils information rights process please email sends e-mail)

Further information on making a Data Subject Access Request can be found from the Information Commissioners Office