Coventry City Council processes a considerable amount of information, including personal data about the citizens it serves, to allow it to provide services effectively. The Council recognises that this information is important to their citizens and that it has a responsibility to these citizens regarding the information it holds about them As such, it takes seriously its responsibilities to ensure that any personal information it collects and uses is done so proportionately, correctly and safely.
The Data Protection Act 1998 sets out rules for processing personal information which Coventry City Council has to keep to when using your personal information.
We have to notify the Information Commissioner the types of personal information we process and the purposes it is used for and who we share it with. You can see what is recorded on our Data Protection Notification entry if you search for Coventry City Council on the Information Commissioner's web site.
Our Data Protection Policy outlines our approach to compliance with the Act.
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives individuals a number of rights:
Individuals have the right to request their personal information we hold about them by making a subject access request.