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Exemption Requests

Requests for personal information for Crime & Taxation purposes

Access to personal information under Schedule 2, Part 1(2) of the Data Protection Act 2018 is discretionary but may be allowed if the disclosure is in connection with:

a)    The prevention or detection of crime,

b)    The apprehension or prosecution of offenders, or

c)    The assessment or collection of a tax or duty or an imposition of a similar nature.

Whilst the exemption applies to the purpose for which the request is being made, not the type of organisation making the request, most commonly such requests are made by Police for crime detection and prevention purposes or other government / partner agencies for the assessment of collection of tax/duty. 

How do I make a request?

All requests should be made in writing e.g. letter, email etc.  The Council will only deal with verbal requests in exceptional circumstances e.g. where Police are urgently trying to locate an offender who is believed to have committed a serious crime and presents a danger to the wider community. Where a verbal request is accepted, the requestor must submit a written request to the Council retrospectively.

Crime & Taxation Exemption Request Form 

What information should I provide when making the request?

All of the information we require is stated on the form. This includes information about you and/or the organisation you work for, the information you require and the reason for the request. Providing us with as much information as possible on the form will help us locate the information you are requesting more easily, enabling us to respond to your request more quickly.

Where the request should be sent?

The request can be emailed or posted directly to the department to which the request relates (if you have the relevant contact information), or it can be sent to the Information Management Team:


ICT & Digital Services
Information Management
Rhondda Fach sports Centre
CF43 3HR