Data matching, mining and analysis
For data matching and data mining purposes, the council will share your personal data with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, or where undertaking a public function, to prevent and detect fraud.
Data matching compares computer records held by one organisation against those held by the same or another organisation.
Electronic data matching allows potentially fraudulent claims and payments to be identified as a match and may indicate an inconsistency that requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error, or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.
The council participates in the statutory National Fraud Initiative; a data-matching exercise with other public bodies run by the Cabinet Office for the purposes of preventing and detecting fraud.