The Data Protection Act 1998 sets out rules for processing personal information and applies to paper records as well as those held on computers.
The Act works in two ways - it gives the individual data subject certain rights, and requires that those who record and use personal information:
Our Data Protection Policy statement outlines our approach to compliance with the Act.
Individuals have the right to ask for personal data we hold about them by making a subject access request.
Coventry City Council's Fair processing notice explains how we use personal information we collect.