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Data protection policy


This policy forms part of the Council's data and information handling policies and should be read in conjunction with the Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Policies.

This policy has been written to ensure that the council complies with its obligations and statutory requirements under the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.

This policy seeks to establish a standard set of conditions, and a framework for data protection within the Council. The Policy is designed to ensure that there are clear internal arrangements for the effective management of data protection.

Data Protection Policy document information
AuthorJames Wedon
DateJanuary 2021
Last review dateJuly 2022
Last update to this documentJuly 2022
(replaces previous GDPR Policy)
Document statusFinal


This Policy will be reviewed on a biennial basis with the next review date being July 2024. Reviews will be subject to scrutiny and, from time to time, updates and re-issues will be circulated.  However, the policy will be reviewed sooner if a weakness in the policy is highlighted, in the case of new risks, and/or changes in legislation.

Last modified on 15 August 2023

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