The Council needs to collect and use certain types of personal information to operate effectively. This includes information on current, past and prospective employees, Members, suppliers, clients / customers, residents, tenants, partners and others with whom it communicates.
The Council regards the lawful and proper treatment of personal information as being fundamental to the effective delivery of its objectives and is key to the maintenance and confidence between the Council and the public it serves. There have been significant changes to Data Protection, a new European law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on the 25th May 2018.
The current Data Protection Act will be repealed and replaced with a new Data Protection Act 2018.The Act also implements the Crime and Justice Directive.
This Privacy Notice below explains how and why the Council uses information about you and the ways in which we protect your privacy, it explains how you can access your information what new rights you have in relation to information and how to exercise those rights.
The GDPR creates some new rights for individuals and strengthens some of the rights that currently exist under the DPA.
The Council regards individuals’ rights as fundamental to its citizens and therefore endorses the enhancement of individual data rights as set out in the legislation. All requests for personal information will be dealt with in accordance with the individual’s statutory rights. Queries regarding the Council’s processing of personal data will be dealt with promptly and courteously.
The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:
1. The right to be informed
2. The right of access
3. The right to rectification
4. The right to erase
5. The right to restrict processing
6. The right to data portability
7. The right to object
8. Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling, you can ask for human intervention or challenge a decision
9. The right to withdraw consent at any time where the processing is based on consent.
To exercise any of these rights please contact us by:
Vale of Glamorgan Council
Vale of Glamorgan
Generally these requests will be processed free of charge however a reasonable fee may be charged if requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive. We may ask for identity in processing requests. We shall advise you of this when we respond.