Introduction to Data Protection
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives individuals a right to find
out what information is held about them. It governs how we collect,
use and process personal information. The Act gives you the right
to ensure our records are correct and up to date and to have
them amended if they aren't.
There are eight principles of Data Protection which Cheshire
East Council is committed to upholding:
- Processing must be fair and lawful;
- The information we obtain must be for specific and lawful
- The information must be adequate, relevant and not excessive
for those purposes;
- The information must be accurate and kept up to date;
- We must not hold the information for longer than is
- We must process your information in accordance with your
- The information must be subject to the appropriate technical
and organisational security measures;
- We must not transfer the information outside the European Union
unless the country in question provides adequate security.
Also view our page about the National
Fraud Initiative (NFI).