Data Protection Act

The General Data Protection Regulation, Data Protection Act 2018, and any subsequent amendments, regulate the way in which personal information about individuals is obtained stored, used and disclosed. 

Individuals have the right to see the data stored about them, to require modifications of the data if it is wrong and in certain cases, to compensation. It applies to data held on computer or in a manual filing system. The Act provides conditions for the processing of any personal data and makes a distinction between personal data and 'sensitive' personal data.

Data Protection Registration

The General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018 require every data controller processing personal information to register with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), unless they are exempt.

Breckland Council as an authority and our Councillors are registered as Data Controllers, to view our registrations please refer to the Information Commissioner's Office website (opens new window).

Data Protection Policy

Breckland District Council is committed to protecting the rights and privacy of all people with regard to the processing of personal data. During the course of our activities we will collect, store and process personal information about our staff, customers, suppliers and other third parties. We recognise the need to treat personal data in an appropriate and lawful manner. All processing will be conducted in accordance with this policy, the Data Protection Act 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation, and any subsequent or amending legislation.

You are able to view our Data Protection Policy online.

Last updated: 30/03/2022 11:35:54