Data protection

The Data Protection Act 1998 is intended to protect the privacy of individuals and place obligations on organisations that process personal data. Personal data means any information about a living individual that can identify them. It covers both facts and opinions about an individual.

View the full Data Protection Act 1998 on the OPSI website.

The Information Commissioner is an independent official appointed to oversee the Data Protection Act. Further information can be found on the Information Commissioner's Office website.

York's Data Protection Policy

We have to store personal information. Our Data Protection Policy explains the way that councillors, council employees, and anyone else working with us should handle personal information.

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