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Purpose and legal basis for processing
Our purpose for processing your personal data is so we can fulfil your information request to us.
The legal basis for this is article 6(1)(C) of the GDPR, which relates to processing necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject.
If any of the information you provide us in relation to information request contains special category data, such as health, religious or ethnic information the legal basis we rely on to process it is article 9(2)(g) of the GDPR, which also relates to our public task and the safeguarding of your fundamental rights. And Schedule 1 part 2(6) of the DPA2018 which relates to statutory and government purposes.
What we need and why we need it
We need information from you to respond to you and to locate the information you are looking for. This enables us to comply with our legal obligations under the legislation we are subject to:
General Data Protection Regulations (2016)
Data Protection Act (2018)
Freedom of Information Act (2000)
Environmental Information Regulations (2004)
Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations
What we do with it
If you are making a request about your personal data, or are acting on behalf of someone making such a request, then we’ll ask for information to satisfy us of your identity. If it’s relevant, we’ll also ask for information to show you have authority to act on someone else’s behalf.
We’ll use the information supplied to us to process your information request and check on the level of service we provide.
We may compile and publish statistics showing information such as the number of requests we receive, but not in a form that identifies anyone.