Kirklees Council is a data controller. We collect, store, use and disclose personal data.
You have the right of access to your personal data which we hold.
What personal data is
Any information including facts and opinions and any indication of intentions, which relates to a living individual who could then be identified from that information. For example, name, address, date of birth, National Insurance number, bank account details.
Some personal data is classed as sensitive. This is information about racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health or condition, sexual life, criminal offences, proceedings and convictions. We can only collect and hold this information for specific purposes (for example equal opportunities monitoring).
Request access to personal data held by us
Download and fill in our form.
Clock Completing this form takes around 10 minutes.
Paperclip Send this to us together with proof of your identity and your current address.
Paperclip If you are applying on someone else's behalf you must also enclose either their signed, written consent, or proof that you are legally entitled to act for them.Download form
After you've applied
You will receive a response within 40 days of us receiving your written request.
If we do not have enough information we will contact you and ask for more details. The 40 day period of response will then begin from the day we receive sufficient information to enable a search and proof of identity and address.
Other ways to request access
You can also email us, although email is not a secure method of transmission. We will acknowledge receipt by email, but don't normally send our response by email.
Policies, obligations and audit
- Data Protection Policy
The approach the council takes with regard to the processing of personal data.
- CCTV code of practice
How we adhere to the terms of the Data Protection Act in the use of CCTV surveillance
- Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) audit
About the Information Commissioners Office audit of our data protection practices in September 2014.
Includes specific findings, areas for improvement and recommendations.
- Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
We must notify the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) that information about individuals is being collected, stored, used and disclosed.
- The Data Protection Act
The eight data protection principles that govern the use of personal data.