By setting rules and conditions which all users of personal information (Data Controllers) must obey when obtaining and using information about you. The Act also provides you with certain rights which the data controllers must respect.
The Council has taken out a Notification which lists the processing it is undertaking. This can be seen in the City Library in Bradford or on the internet at www.ico.org.uk. Below are the categories of information we have notified to the Information Commissioner. If you would like a more detailed list please contact the Data Protection Officer.
You should write to the Council asking to see your records. You do not have to complete our form, but it is helpful to us if you would use the form as it directs us to the location of your data easily. You can also download a pdf version of the subject access form from this site and complete and return it by post.
You are required to provide proof of your identity. The following forms of identity will be accepted as proof:
The Council does not charge for access.
If you are requesting information on behalf of someone else you must provide written evidence that you have the Data Subject’s authority to ask for the information on their behalf, e.g. a letter written by them, evidence of Power of Attorney, etc.
You will be given a copy to keep and check for accuracy. This will either be a printout from the computer or a photocopy of your manual records. You can ask for a different format if you wish.
You write to the Council telling it what is incorrect and asking for it to be corrected. You can also appeal to the Information Commissioner if the Council does not correct the information.