The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a Europe-wide law that replaced the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK on 25 May 2018. It is part of the wider package of reform to the data protection landscape that includes the Data Protection Act 2018 The GDPR sets out requirements for how organisations will need to handle personal data.
The GDPR applies to 'personal data', which means any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier.
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).
Exercise your rights under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Fill in our online form.
Clock Completing this form takes around 10 minutes.Apply online
After you've applied
You will receive a response within 1 month of us receiving your request.
If we do not have enough information we will contact you and ask for more details. The response period will then begin from the day we receive sufficient information to enable a search and proof of identity and address.
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.
Contact the Data Protection Officer
- Email DPO@kirklees.gov.uk
- Phone 01484 221000