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FoI: data protection exemptions

Some of the information that we hold is personal.   The Data Protection Act gives you the right to see personal information we hold about you, either on computer files or paper records, unless it is subject to Data Protection Exemptions (external link).  

All requests for personal data are dealt with under the Data Protection Act, where they relate to the individual making the request. If you are seeking information about another person (a third party) this would be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act. So you may have access to any information we hold about you. If you want to seek information about another person, your request should be made under FOI, and that request may be subject to FOI Exemptions.

Requests for personal information

You can apply to see information we hold about you. Requests are known as 'subject access requests'. Download and complete the subject access request and we will provide all the current data we hold. There is a £10.00 charge for this service and payment must be paid by cheque only, before the request can be completed.  

Personal Information Toolkit  

The Information Commissioner has provided practical advice and tips on how to manage and safeguard your personal information.