Purpose of processing
Personal data is collected on behalf of the council by the contractor for the purpose of investigating environmental crimes and for the issuing Fixed Penalty Notices in relation to environmental offences. This includes, but is not limited to, littering and dog fouling offences. Personal data is processed under part 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018 for the purpose of law enforcement by a competent authority*. This privacy notice therefore also identifies where the data is being processed under Part 2 (the general data processing requirements) of the Data Protection Act 2018 and then the generic Environmental Health Privacy Notice would apply to this data.
*A competent authority means:
- a person specified in Schedule 7 of the DPA 2018; or
- any other person if, and to the extent that, they have statutory functions to exercise public authority or public powers for the law enforcement purposes.
By virtue of point ii, the council and its contractors are acting as a competent authority in processing the data.