This page will contain information regarding subject access requests under the UK General Data Protection Regulation.

What is the Right of Access?

The right of access, commonly referred to as subject access, gives you the right to obtain confirmation that your personal data is being processed and a copy of that data. This may help you to understand how and why we use your data as well as check that we are processing it lawfully.

You can view our Subject Access Request Policy here:

Subject Access Request Policy (PDF Document, 510.34 Kb)

Making a Subject Access Request

If you wish to know about the information the Council holds on you, you can make a Subject Access Request. Such requests should be made in writing to the Data Protection Officer. The Council will then have one calendar month from the date of receipt of a valid request in which to respond.

The names of third parties, or data which could reveal the names of third parties, will be censored from the disclosed documents. The Council can also fully withhold documents which mainly consist of such data. The Council shall not disclose documents which come within the exemptions of the Data Protection Act 2018, such as documents prepared for Council investigations.

To make a Subject Access Request, please complete and submit the following form:

Subject Access Request Form (PDF Document, 146.95 Kb)

Alternatively, the Information Commissioner's Office have introduced a new online request form which you may find useful.

Last updated: Wednesday, 4 October 2023 11:08 am