The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you important rights.

Below is a summary of your main rights. You can find out more about each right by clicking on the links within each section. 

The right to be informed

This right sets out what information the Council should provide you with when we collect and use your personal information.

View further details on your right to be informed

The right to access 

This allows you to ask the Council if it holds personal information about you, what it uses the information for and to be given a copy of that information.

View further details on your right to access your personal information.

The right to rectify incorrect information

This allows you to ask the Council to have your personal information corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete.

 View further details on your right to rectification.

The right to erasure

This allows you to ask the Council to have your personal information deleted or removed if there is no compelling reason for its continued use. This is not an absolute right and only applies in certain limited circumstances.

 View further details on your right to erasure.

The right to restrict the use of your information

This gives you the right to ask the Council to block or stop using your personal information if its continued use causes you substantial and unwarranted damage or distress. This is not an absolute right and only applies in certain limited circumstances.

 View further details on your right to restrict the use of your information

The right to portability  

This right allows you to ask the Council for an electronic copy of your personal information in a readable format so that you may provide it to another organisation or service provider. The right to portability applies in certain limited circumstances.

View further details on your right to portability

The right to object to the use of your information

This right allows you to object to the Council processing your personal information in certain limited circumstances.

  • For direct marketing purposes
  • Where processing is based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interests / exercise of official authority*
  • Profiling*
  • Research purposes* 

*This right is not an absolute right with the exception of direct marketing purposes.

 View further details on your right to object

Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

This right enables you (in some circumstances) to object to the Council making significant decisions about you where the decision is completely automated and there is no human involvement.

Further details on your right in relation to automated decision making and profiling

 

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