The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") took effect in the UK from 25 May 2018. It replaced the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1988) and gives individuals more rights and protection regarding how their personal data is used by councils. Local Council's must comply with its requirements, just like any other organisation.
GDPR applies to all local councils as public authorities.
Details of the Council’s Data Protection and Retention Policy, General Privacy Notice and Consent Form can be viewed below: