Mayor and Councillors privacy notice

What is a Councillor’s power to obtain and use personal data?

To collect and use your personal information, it is necessary for us to have a lawful basis. 

The ones that cover their work with your personal information are the following:

  • ​Consent - you provide your information and ask them to act on your behalf.
  • Protect your vital interests - such as a life or death situation or to protect you from harm, or the vital interests of another person.
  • A task in the public interest or because of my role as a Councillor - we are authorised to use your personal information.
  • Legitimate interests – they need to process your data for their legitimate interests, or the legitimate interests of a third party.

For the special category data, such as your medical information, they rely on the following conditions:

  • ​Explicit consent – this will usually be in writing.
  • Protect vital interests – when you are unable to give consent and you or someone else is at risk of harm. 
  • Establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or whenever courts are acting in their judicial capacity

What is your personal information used for?

  • ​To investigate and respond to your request for advice, guidance or information.
  • To investigate and respond to an enquiry or a complaint you have contacted us about.