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Data Protection & Privacy Notices

Data Protection

Data Protection Officer

The Council's Data Protection Officer can be contacted on 0151 511 7003 or by email to Peter.Richmond@halton.gcsx.gov.uk

The Data Protection Act applies to personal information and ensures that it is handled properly.  Halton Borough Council holds and processes information in order to provide public services. There are a number of Privacy Notices which explain how information, collected by both the Council and Schools, is used and shared.

View Privacy Notices »

 

The Information Commissioner's Office maintains a Data Protection Public Register. You can search this to find out what personal data is being processed by a particular controller. Halton Borough Council's Registration Number is Z4803991  

The Data Protection Act gives you the right to request access to your personal information, unless exemptions apply. If you would like to request access your information you can complete the Subject Access Request Application Form or put your request in writing. Please refer to the Guidance Notes when making your request.

In most cases the Council will respond to a valid subject access request within a calendar month, unless exemptions apply.  The calendar month will begin once your request has been validated, ie once identity and proof of residence has been verified and we have

Caldicott

Halton Borough Council has a Caldicott Guardian for Children's Services and Adults

Information sharing and Records Management

The Council has a Records Management Policy and puts in place Information Sharing Protocols and Agreements to ensure any data being shared with external organisations is justified and lawful.