The personal information we hold about you is your information, and the law gives you a number of rights in relation to that information:
You have the right to be informed about the information we hold and how we process it
You have the right to access all the information we hold about you as prescribed by the data protection legislation
You have the right to require us to rectify any errors in the information we hold about you
You can ask for your personal information to be deleted under certain circumstances but we can’t delete your information where we are required to have it by law, where it is used for freedom of expression, for public health or statistical purposes; for scientific or historical research, where it would make information unusable or where it is necessary for legal claims
You have the right to ask us to restrict your information from being processed under certain circumstances
You have the right to object to us collecting or processing personal information about you though this may affect our ability to provide services to you
You have the right to ask for your personal information to be given back to you or another service provider of your choice in a commonly used format. This is called data portability. However, this only applies if we’re using your personal information with consent (not if we’re required to by law) and if decisions were made by a computer and not a human being. It is likely that data portability won’t apply to most of the services you receive from the Council.