Data protection

The Data Protection Act in relation to personal information

What is Data Protection?

The Data Protection Act 1998 was passed to control the way information is handled by setting rules and conditions which all users of personal information (Data Controllers) must obey when obtaining and using information about you.

The Act also provides legal rights to people who have information stored about them.

The Data Protection Act 1998 requires every organisation that processes personal information to register with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), unless they are exempt.  Failure to do so is a criminal offence.

Barnsley Council's Data Controller registration numbers are:

Z5121328 (Barnsley Council)

Z5308393 (for Electoral Registration)

Z859619X (for the Youth Offending Team)

Barnsley Council’s Data Protection Policy also contains information to help us carry out actions and make decisions under the Data Protection Act 1998

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