Data protection and freedom of information

The Council seeks to promote transparency with the information it holds. This is in line with laws that have been passed to both protect and provide information about individuals or general information such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and The Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The easiest way to distinguish these Acts is:

To find out more about the personal information the Council holds or to make a request to see your personal information, see Data protection.

To find out what information is already available see:

or if you can't find what you're looking for, make a Freedom of Information request.

Council obligations

The Council's obligations in law include a right of access to Council Information, both personal and general.  These obligations include:

Last Updated: 03/06/2015