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Data Protection, personal information and you

Data Protection, personal information and you

Data Protection

Adur & Worthing Councils are committed to the protection of all personal information collected during the process of delivering services to our customers in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1988.

The Act controls how your personal information is collected, used and kept. There are eight principles known as the 'Data Protection principles' that govern how organisations are to deal with personal data. These are:

  • First Principle: Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully.
  • Second Principle: Personal data shall be held only for one or more specified purposes.
  • Third Principle: Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive.
  • Fourth Principle: Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary kept up to date.
  • Fifth Principle: Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall be kept for no longer than is necessary for the purpose of those purposes.
  • Sixth Principle: Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Act.
  • Seventh Principle: Appropriate security measures shall be taken against unauthorised processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of personal data.
  • Eighth Principle: Personal data shall not be transferred to a country outside the EC unless that country ensures an adequate level of protection for that data.

You have the right to request to obtain the personal information that Adur & Worthing Councils hold on you. There are some occasions when an exemption would apply and if this is the case we will write to you and inform you of the reason. 

You may obtain the information by writing to:

  • Access to Information Team (Data Protection),
    Digital & Design Team,
    Adur & Worthing Councils,
    Portland House,
    44 Richmond Road,
    West Sussex,
    BN11 1HS

You must provide us with the following information in order that we can process your request:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Any previous addresses that may be relevant to this request
  • Any reference numbers to help us identify you

You will need to provide evidence of identity, preferably photographic such as a your driving licence or passport.

A fee of £10 is also required to commence the request. The cheque should be made payable to 'Adur District Council' to cover administration costs.

Alternatively you may complete the Subject Access Application Form below. You will then have to print this form and sent it to the address on the contact details with your fee and proof of identity.

After the relevant information and fee has been received your request will be processed within 40 days of receipt.

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Data matching

This Councils are required by law to protection the public funds it administers. The Councils may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, in order to prevent and detect fraud.

For more information see: National Fraud Initiative (NFI) data matching

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Data Protection Policy

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Useful links

See also:

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If you are not satisfied with the response for information you have the right to an internal appeal. Please contact the Solicitor to the Council explaining what you would like reviewed to the following address

  • Solicitor to the Council,
    Adur & Worthing Councils,
    Worthing Town Hall,
    Chapel Road,
    West Sussex,
    BN11 1HA

If you are not satisfied with the internal appeal, you can take your complaint to the Information Commissioner:

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