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Privacy notice: consultation on draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy

About us

Great Yarmouth Borough Council (the Council), Town Hall, Hall Plain Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QF, 01493 856100, is the data controller for the purposes of the UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018, and all other applicable or amending legislation.

How we will use your data

we will use your personal information to inform and shape our Homeless and Rough Sleeping Strategy. Where necessary we may use your information to contact you to gather further information on the responses you provided to the consultation.

What is our lawful processing ground?

We process your data as part of our duty as a local authority. This is part of our public task defined under Article 6(1)(e) UK GDPR and has a clear basis in law namely the Housing Act 1996 and the Homeless Reduction Act 2017.

Will we share your data?

Your data will be used for this specific purpose, it will not be onwardly shared. We will only use your data within the terms of data protection laws and will store it in a secure, password-protected data base/spreadsheet on the Council's computer system.

How long do we keep your data?

Your information will be kept strictly confidential. It will be stored securely on the Council's computer system and will be kept until our Homeless and Rough Sleeping Strategy has been finalised and approved.

Your rights

You may have the right to:

  • see copies of all the data held about you
  • ask for it to be corrected or deleted
  • request the Council restricts what it does with your data in certain circumstances
  • object to what the Council may do with your data
  • request not to be subject to a decision based entirely on automated processing
  • data portability

Please note that these rights are not absolute and there are circumstances where they do not apply or the Council may override these rights. However, if this is the case you will be informed of this.   

Further information

If you want more information or to exercise one of the above rights, you can review the Council's Data protection policy, contact the Council's Data Protection Officer at or telephone the Council on 01493 846325 and ask to speak to the Data Protection Officer. To make a request to have a human being review your application, please contact Housing Options on 01493 846140 or email

If you are unhappy with the way your personal information is being handled you can contact the independent regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office.

Last modified on 04 December 2023

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