You may make a verbal or written access request.
This must contain your full name, full address and a form of personal identification.
- A detailed explanation of what information you require
- For those acting on another's behalf, for example a parent acting on behalf of their child, the Council requires some form of evidence that they are acting on behalf of the data subject legally.
* This can be in the form of a jointly signed subject access request form, a letter from the data subject giving authority, or evidence showing parental responsibility.
- For those unable to make requests for themselves due to incapacity, authorisation may be given by a police officer, a medical practitioner or another legal representative.
- Any other information you think would be useful in identifying you (for example: if you used to work for The Council and are requesting personnel files, it may be useful to let us know when you worked for us and how long for)
We have a Subject Access Request Form available as a printable version which you can print off and fill in by hand.This sets out the information the Council needs from you in order to action a request.
Your request should be sent to the address (or e-mail address) See Contact details.
Proof of identity is essential for us to be able to process your request. Photocopies cannot be accepted.
Once entitlement has been established we will take a copy of the documents you have supplied to us and will return the originals to you.
This is to maintain the security of the information we hold about you and will help to ensure that we do not release your personal information to anybody else.
We will not release personal information without proper authority and proof of identity.
Responding to your request
We have to reply promptly, and at the most within 1 calendar month, starting from the day we receive the information we need to identify you and the information you need.
A credit reference agency only has seven days to respond to a request for a credit file.
Please see our Subject Access Request (SAR) Policy V2.0 (Word Document, 0.1 Mb) for further information.
*CCTV and the Data Protection Act, Please Note:
For CCTV Footage requests using the Data Protection Act, there is a different procedure and form to request information. You will find the information regarding CCTV and the Data Protection Act here.
If you need this information in other languages or formats (large print, Braille or audio), please let us know when you contact us.
Making a Complaint
If you are unhappy with the way you have handled your personal data please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at Legal Services, North West Leicestershire District Council, Council Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville, LE67 3FJ.
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from us regarding your personal information you have the option of contacting the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to take the complaint further. You can do this by emailing email@example.com or visiting their website www.ico.org.uk/. The ICO is the UK's independent authority which regulates Data Protection and Information laws.
Data Protection Officer
If you have any questions or concerns you may contact our Data Protection Officer:
- NWLDC Data Protection Subject Access Request (PDF Document, 0.19 Mb)
Providing the information you have requested is not covered by one the exemptions under the Act, we will provide it to you.
If we are unable to release the information for some reason, we will contact you to advise you of this as soon as possible. If this is the case we will also provide you with a full explanation of why you cannot access the data.
You must write to the Council stating which information is incorrect and why, and ask for it to be corrected.
The Council must then tell you whether or not it has complied with your request within 21 days. If you are unhappy with the outcome of this you may then complain to the Council in writing and a review of the case will be undertaken by the Information Management Officer. You will be contacted with 15 days with the outcome of this review.
If you still feel the outcome of this is unsatisfactory, a complaint can be logged with the Information Commissioner.
'Personal information' is information about a living person that can identify that individual. Information about deceased individuals is not covered under the Data Protection Act'
You are entitled to be told if any personal information is held about you and if it is, to be given:
- A copy of the information in permanent form
- An explanation of any technical or complicated terms
- Any information we have about where they got your information from
- A description of the information, the purposes for processing the information, and
who we are sharing the information with
- The logic involved in any automated decisions (if you have specifically asked for this).
Last updated: Wed 6 March, 2019 @ 16:00