Privacy Policy

20.03.2020 - Statement by the Information Commissioner's Office :

We all share the same concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The need for public bodies and health practitioners to be able to communicate directly with people when dealing with this type of health emergency has never been greater.
Data protection and electronic communication laws do not stop Government, the NHS or any other health professionals from sending public health messages to people, either by phone, text or email as these messages are not direct marketing. Nor does it stop them using the latest technology to facilitate safe and speedy consultations and diagnoses. Public bodies may require additional collection and sharing of personal data to protect against serious threats to public health.
The ICO is a reasonable and pragmatic regulator, one that does not operate in isolation from matters of serious public concern. Regarding compliance with data protection, we will take into account the compelling public interest in the current health emergency.
The safety and security of the public remains our primary concern. The ICO and our colleagues in the public sector have this at the forefront of our minds at this time. We are here to help our colleagues on the frontline. We can offer advice to make sure the law around data protection and direct marketing is clear.

Information is available on the ICO website (opens new window) or you can call our helpline on 0303 123 1113.

Breckland Council has an addendum to the Council's main Privacy Policy and notices, and it explains how Breckland District Council (as Data Controller) may use your personal data, specifically in relation to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. 

View Data Protection and COVID-19 Privacy notice

From the 1st January 2021 all references to the GDPR, should be understood as referencing the 'UK GDPR'.

The policy: This privacy policy is for this website; [] and served by Breckland Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1EE and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhered to. Additionally it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device in order to serve it to you.

The GDPR May 2018

We and this website complies with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Data Controller

Breckland Council is the registered Data Controller.

Our contact details are:

The council is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). Our registration number is Z5386405.

Last updated: 20/06/2023 14:01:54