Introduction to the Data Protection Act 1998
What is it?
Data protection ensures that information held about you is processed in accordance with the rights provided in the Data Protection Act 1998. This safeguards and prohibits any non-compliant or unauthorised processing.
The Act also gives you the right to:
- Know what information is being held about you.
- Know what your information is being used for and why.
- Know where the information came from and who has accessed it.
- Request access to your information.
- Take action to block, rectify, erase or destroy inaccurate data.
You can request access to find out what information Birmingham City Council holds about you by completing the Council’s Subject Access Request form.
You can view further information on Birmingham City Council's Data Protection Policy.
There are twelve guidance documents available for download, each one details a specific area of data protection compliance.
You can view Birmingham City Council’s guidelines and policies relating to data protection and security.
For more details, please contact:
Corporate Information Management Team
Address: Corporate Information Management Team, Performance & Information Division, PO Box 16266, Birmingham, B2 2YY.
Telephone: 0121 303 4876
The Information Commissioner’s Office
The Information Commissioner
Telephone: 01625 545745
Web Address: www.ico.gov.uk