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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 UK Data Protection Act, 2018 (DPA).

Under the DPA you have the rights listed below, whilst further information can be found on the Information Commissioner's Office website.

The right to be informed:

The right of access:

Rights request - this includes:

  • The right of rectification (to have any inaccuracies corrected)
  • The right of erasure (in certain circumstances you may have your data deleted)
  • The right to restrict processing (in certain circumstances you may suppress or restrict the processing of your personal data)
  • The right to data portability (allows data subjects to obtain and reuse their personal data across different services)
  • The right to object (in certain circumstances the data subject may object to the processing of their personal data)
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling (applicable to circumstances where automated decisions are made, based on your personal data, solely by automated means without any human involvement)
  • Complete and submit a Rights Request form:

Make a request:

Complete your Subject Access Request form (SAR) or Rights Request form and either:

email it to

or print, complete and post it to:

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

or call the Access to Information Team on 01903 239999 to verbally request this information

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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 to prevent and detect fraud.

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

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Data Protection Policy

You may download and review our Data Protection Policy by clicking on the link below:

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Useful links

Use the following links to find out more information about your data subject rights:

Further information about your rights is available on the website of the Information Commissioner's Office.

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Privacy Notice

You can read the Data Protection privacy notice below:

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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