Your council

Right of access to your personal data

Accessing your personal data, information, or records

Personal data is any information related to a living person, that could be used to identify that person directly or indirectly.

A 'data subject' is the living person that the personal data is about.

You have the right to access the personal data we hold about you; asking to do so is called a 'subject access request' (SAR).

Your data could be:

  • electronic information in emails or databases
  • paper information in files, records, or archives

You can only access your own personal data, and we may need to verify your identity and/or address. If data about other people is included within your files, then it's unlikely we'll provide you with this information.

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Corporate Governance Team - Information Governance

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 554145