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.